Chapter 2: Vision, Mission, Ethical Principles, and Strategic Plans

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2.1 Vision Statement

Emory is "a destination university internationally recognized as an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, and diverse community, whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care, and social action."

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2.2 Mission Statement

Emory University's mission is to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity. To fulfill this mission, the university supports the full range of scholarship, from undergraduate to advanced graduate and professional instruction, and from basic research to its application in public service. While being a comprehensive research university, Emory limits its academic scope to those fields in which, by virtue of its history and location, it can excel. Hence its academic programs focus on the arts and sciences, business, law, theology, and the health professions. These disciplines are unified by their devotion to liberal learning, by cooperative interdisciplinary programs, and by the common pursuit of intellectual distinction.

The Emory community is open to all who meet its high standards of intelligence, competence, and integrity. It welcomes a diversity of ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, religious, national, and international backgrounds, believing that the intellectual and social energy that results from such diversity is a primary asset of the university.

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2.3 Statement of Ethical Principles

As an ethically engaged institution, Emory University affirms the conviction that education exerts a powerful force to enable and ennoble the individual, and that the privilege of education entails an obligation to use knowledge for the common good.

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2.4 Emory University Strategic Plan

Learn about the university's 2005-2015 strategic plan, Where Courageous Inquiry Leads.

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