All societies and peoples have contributed to the rich mix of contemporary humanity. In order to achieve domestic and international peace, social justice, and the development of full human potential, we must build on this diversity.
SIUE nurtures an open, harmonious, and hospitable climate that facilitates learning and work. Each member of the University is responsible for contributing to such a campus environment.
SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future.
Integral to this commitment, SIUE strives for a student body and a workforce that manifests diversity.