The University's mission is to help students acquire and develop knowledge, skills, and leadership qualities relevant in the 21st Century and beyond.
Values & Principles
In pursuing our mission as a premier center of higher education and learning the following serve as the pillars of the University's intellectual and moral edifice:
Freedom of inquiry and creation of an intellectual environment conducive to free, open and respectful exchange of ideas.
Academic excellence, proactive initiative, and integrity in an environment of collaboration, collegiality, and civility.
Engaged teaching and learning based on dialogue, student involvement and experiential learning.
Research and initiatives as fundamental sources of creating new knowledge, contributions to the betterment of society and expressions of the human spirit
Recognition and respect for the diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life
Cultivating a character of honesty, integrity, compassion, fairness, respect, and ethical behavior, both in the classroom and outside
Commitment to social justice and public service as the foundation of individual, educational, social, economic, and political development
Environmental consciousness, sustainability, and prudent management of natural resources as central tenets of the construction and operation of the University
Responsible stewardship, thoughtful reflection, collaboration, planning, and evaluation for meeting the changing needs of those we serve