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Indiana University Northwest

Strategic Planning Committee

Mission, Vision & Values

IU Northwest Mission

The mission of Indiana University Northwest, a regional campus of Indiana University, is to provide a high-quality and relevant education to the citizens of Northwest Indiana, the most diverse and industrialized area of the state. The institution strives to create a community dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and intellectual development, leading to undergraduate and selected graduate degrees in the liberal arts, sciences and professional disciplines. The campus is strongly dedicated to the value of education, lifelong learning, diversity, celebration of cultures and opportunity for all, as well as to participating in the sustainable economic development of the region and of the state. Indiana University Northwest is committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

Vision Statement

Approved September 20, 2011

We are IU in Northwest Indiana, providing personal, affordable and life-changing education, to advance the social, economic and civic health of the region. Through our diverse working and learning environment, we help build lives and communities.

Values Statement

Approved August 16, 2011

We, the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of IU Northwest, value:

Our unique identity as Indiana University in Northwest Indiana;

Academic excellence, characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity, and engagement;

The complete richness and dignity of the human family in all of its diversity;

Supporting aspirations of the individual and community;

The contributions of all of our constituencies;

An environment conducive for learning, self-examination, and personal growth;

Graduates prepared for life-long learning, ethical practices, successful careers, and effective citizenship; and

Collaboration with other educational institutions, external partners, and the Northwest Indiana community.