Our mission statement and values define our purpose and our goals. They are an important articulation of the principles that guide our students, faculty, and other members of our community.


Our mission is to provide superior student-centric, high-quality learning experiences and be the nation’s best transformative learning community where students realize their promise, faculty advance knowledge, staff achieve excellence, and alumni become global leaders.


To achieve the goals of our mission statement, our faculty, students, and staff demonstrate our commitment to the following core values in all that we do:

  • Academic Excellence: Helping students attain their full potential as critical thinkers, effective communicators, leaders, and committed life-long learners by providing engaged and integrated learning experiences in all modes and methods of instruction.
  • Diversity. Creating an environment accessible to individuals of diverse cultures, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds and instilling in students a respect for diversity and an understanding of their own and others values
  • Integrity: Adhering to the highest ethical standards in personal and professional behavior and in our commitment to transparency and accountability in governance and everything we do.
  • Service: Committing to fostering a culture of social responsibility, civic engagement, and meaningful service to our communities.