Mission, Vision, & Values
IU Southeast: Our Vision Statement
Indiana University Southeast will be recognized as an inclusive, student-centered university that inspires lifelong learning. Regional in focus, global in scope, we will partner with our communities to meet academic, cultural, economic, and environmental needs for a sustainable future.
IU Southeast: Our Mission
Indiana University Southeast is the regional campus of Indiana University that serves Southern Indiana and the Greater Louisville metropolitan area. As a public comprehensive university, IU Southeast provides high-quality programs and services that promote learning and prepare graduates for productive citizenship in a diverse society and contributes to the intellectual, cultural, civic, and economic development of our region.
Our faculty engage in research and creative activity that support teaching and learning and create opportunities for students to participate in applied learning. We are committed to constructive engagement in our local and regional community, marshaling our institutional and human capital toward the strengthening of our region as a place to work, build productive lives, and ensure the prosperity of future generations.
IU Southeast: Diversity Statement
Diversity is the valuing and respecting of difference, including socio-economic status, race, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, cultural and international origin, and other groups traditionally underrepresented at the university and in society. We grow and evolve as a university through seeing equality and representation as a goal and human right for everybody. Indiana University Southeast is committed to recruiting faculty, staff, and students from diverse populations and to making the climate and curriculum welcoming and equitable. Together as faculty, staff, and students we will work towards gaining knowledge of the history of inequality, tools for social justice, and attainment of global awareness. Through enhancing an understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion in academic disciplines, society, and the workplace, faculty, staff, and students will promote, value, and respect diversity in their personal and professional lives.
IU Southeast: Our Values
Core values are the authentic guiding principles that define who we are as a university and what we stand for as an institution. They are the timeless values about which we feel passionately – values we would continue to honor even if our circumstances changed in a way that penalized us for holding to them. Since core values define who we are as a university, they act as the foundation upon which we build our mission, vision, and strategic plan.
- Nurturing Environment
We foster a caring campus community that honors diversity, innovation, loyalty, teamwork, mutual respect, and fair play. We work together to create a culture of inclusion and dignity for all.
- Holistic Learning
We provide a rich educational environment of academic excellence that extends beyond the classroom and supports students in reaching their full potential. We seek ways to improve upon the quality and service we provide to students.
We are uncompromising in our commitment to doing the right thing and being direct in our dealings. We are good stewards of our resources and take that responsibility seriously, are conscientious in our decision-making, and practice ethical behavior in all we do.
We engage with and support the many communities to which we belong and from which we draw our strength and potential. We go to extraordinary lengths to serve our communities efficiently and knowledgeably.
These values will enliven discussion and inform our daily decision-making process. Our Core Values are placed with our Vision and Mission Statements to remind us of our common purpose and to tell others interested in our campus who we are and what we stand for. Please join us in openly embracing these values as an integral part of the IU Southeast community.