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IUSSW Mission, Vision and Values

Mission Statement:  The mission of the IUSSW is excellence in education, research and service to promote health, well-being, and social and economic justice in a diverse world.

Vision Statement: An exemplary university and community-based collaboration advancing social and economic justice, empowerment, and human well-being in a changing global landscape.

Underlying Values:

SOCIAL and ECONOMIC JUSTICE

  • equity
  • fairness
  • security
  • inclusion
  • access to resources
  • ethics
  • nurturance
  • respect
  • commitment
  • stability
  • transparency

DIVERSITY:

  • equal access
  • commitment to diversity
  • celebration of diversity
  • recruitment of diversity for students, faculty and staff
  • embraced and embodied diversity
  • equity
  • fairness security
  • inclusion

 EFFECTIVENESS:

  • continuing improvement
  • leadership
  • adaptability
  • balance
  • critical thinking
  • professionalism
  • joy in work

 EMPOWERMENT

  • maximizing on individual and collective potential
  • individual and collective critical consciousness 
  • continuous questioning of the world around us

EXCELLENCE

  • professionalism
  • cooperation
  • commitment
  • balance
  • adaptability
  • continuous improvement
  • critical thinking  
  • leadership

 INTEGRITY

  • honesty
  • openness
  • trustworthiness
  • accountability
  • personal and professional standards
  • respect of differences
  • commitment to our mission