Identity Statement and Messaging Themes

Identity Statement (Who We Are)

Our culture is inclusive, caring and genuine. We offer an inspirational and supportive environment where people from all walks of life can be true to themselves and their journeys. We believe that the best education is transformative, delivered with humanity, and obtained when students and faculty connect, explore and learn together. Our broad academic offerings and far-reaching influence share a common theme of advancing human understanding and contributing on a global scale. We build on the classroom experience and venture beyond to more fully discover the world and gain invaluable preparation for rewarding careers and lives. We are dedicated to making a positive impact in our communities and in the lives of those around us.

Messaging Themes

Find Your Sense of Belonging

We are an inclusive, caring and genuine community that delivers education with humanity. There's a strong sense of belonging and camaraderie in an environment that supports being true to ourselves and who we are becoming.

Create Meaningful Connections

Our size and culture support academic experiences where people truly connect and bring out the best in each other. We honor and nurture each other's potential, offering personal learning experiences where students and professors take part in an exciting and rewarding journey together.

Advance Human Understanding

To further human understanding and contribute to society on a global scale, we build on the classroom experience, engaging in research, community involvement and real-world opportunities. A leader in preparing educators, we also offer award-winning and innovative programs in business, performing and liberal arts, and the sciences.

Lead a Richer Life

We are leaders and learners who are exploring and seizing opportunities. We gain knowledge that empowers us to pursue our dreams, achieve rewarding careers and move through life with purpose.

Be the Difference

We inspire people to rise to their potential and make an impact for the future. We are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of individuals and in our communities.


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