Vision, Mission, and Values

  • Vision

    To exceed the highest academic expectations for comprehensive, metropolitan universities.

  • Mission

    Indiana University South Bend is the comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate campus that serves North Central Indiana and is a regional campus of Indiana University. The campus values excellence in teaching, student-faculty interaction, research and creative activity, diversity and inclusivity, a global perspective, and collaboration in life-long learning. IU South Bend develops engaged citizens prepared to build strong communities.

    Approved by the IU Board of Trustees
    February 2010

  • Values

    We value education as essential to democracy and the quality of life; we value open and free inquiry; we value academic freedom and an unfettered exchange of ideas in a spirit of shared governance; we value self-directed learning and independent thought; we value collaborative learning between professor and student; we value pluralism and diversity in all its manifestations; we value education that leads to appreciation of and participation in the arts; we value life-long learning; and we value civic engagement, global awareness, and environmental sustainability.