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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a student-centered educational community dedicated to communicating, expanding and integrating knowledge. In a spirit of collaboration enriched by diverse ideas, our comprehensive and unique array of undergraduate and graduate programs develops professionals, scholars and leaders who shape a changing world.


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will achieve greater national and global recognition and academic prominence through innovative and interdisciplinary programs that empower individuals to achieve their full potential.



  • Social, civic and political responsibility--globally, nationally, locally, and within the University

  • Active partnerships and a climate of collaboration and cooperation among students, faculty, staff, alumni and the larger community

  • Sustainable practices in environmental, financial and social endeavors


  • High-quality learning within and beyond the classroom

  • Continuous improvement and innovation

  • Outstanding scholarship and public service


  • A welcoming and supportive environment

  • Openness to the rich diversity of humankind in all aspects of university life

  • Respect for individuals, differences, and cultures

  • Intellectual freedom and diversity of thought


  • Accountability to those we serve and from whom we receive support

  • Honesty in our communications and in our actions


  • Creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge

  • Application of knowledge in a manner that promotes the common good

  • Life-long learning

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