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

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