Mission, Vision and Goal Themes 


The Southern Illinois University System enriches students and diverse communities through inclusive excellence, experiential education and innovation. The system creates and shares knowledge that enables stakeholders to achieve their full potential, serves as an economic catalyst for the region and state, and advances global change, opportunities and social justice.


Empower people. Transform the world.

Goal Themes

Goal Theme 1: Academic Innovation and Student Success

Our innovative and accessible academic programs will provide interdisciplinary and experiential components that empower our students to address regional, national, and global challenges. While maintaining the strengths of each campus, we will engage in system-wide collaboration to create new opportunities for students and support lifelong learning.

Goal Theme 2: Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We will be a national model of anti-racism and anti-oppression that promotes diversity, inclusion and equitable access and opportunity for all individuals.

Goal Theme 3: Community Impact

We will collaboratively create sustainable solutions, utilizing the collective strengths of the system to improve the quality of life for all that we serve.

Goal Theme 4: Research, Creative Activity and Partnerships

We will build collaborative opportunities to expand research, scholarship and creative activities through internal and external partnerships that fulfill our mission.

Goal Theme 5: Faculty and Staff

We will foster an equitable environment where our diverse faculty and staff can be successful and satisfied.

Goal Theme 6: Infrastructure

We will build and maintain a sustainable infrastructure through continuous improvement, transparency and accountability.