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Mission and Values

UNIVERSITY MISSION STATEMENT

Southern Connecticut State University provides exemplary graduate and undergraduate education in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. As an intentionally diverse and comprehensive University, Southern is committed to academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good.

UNIVERSITY CORE VALUES

Excellence: The University values exemplary and distinguished performance in all aspects of University life by all members of the University community, especially in the
areas of teaching, learning, scholarship, and service.

Access: The University values its responsibility to provide opportunities for individuals with potential and motivation to become productive members of the University community and demonstrates that value by eliminating barriers that hinder full participation.

Diversity: The University values an educational and work environment in which individuals and cultures are celebrated and respected for the unique talents, insights,
and perspective that they contribute.

Student Success: The University values all students, believes in their potential to achieve, and commits to challenging, supporting, and empowering them to transform
their lives.

Life-Long Learning: The University values the pursuit of knowledge and provides an environment for all individuals to intentionally learn and develop throughout the various phases of their lives.

Community Involvement: The University values community service, civic engagement, and social responsibility by all University members and encourages the integration of these principles in the learning experience of students, invites community participation in university affairs, and promotes local, regional, national, and international collaborations.