Vision, Mission, and Diversity & Inclusion

Vision

The College of Arts and Sciences equips students, faculty and staff for local and global community engagement and scholarship and serves as a catalyst for creativity, critical thinking and interdisciplinarity.

Mission

The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to foster knowledge and curiosity for lifelong learning, strategies to flourish in the face of challenges, and skills to contribute positively to the community. The College promotes an integrated education in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

The College provides a foundation for creative, critical thinking with a dynamic curriculum in order to prepare students to thrive in an ever-changing world.

The College facilitates faculty engagement in creative and scholarly activities in collaboration with students. Faculty and students serve and enrich regional, national and international communities through vibrant artistic and research programs, as well as civic and educational partnerships.

Diversity & Inclusion

One of the responsibilities of a public university is to instantiate the ideals of equity, freedom, and justice, while cultivating a well-informed populace capable of critical thinking and creative innovation.  In service to these principles, the EMU College of Arts and Sciences recognizes that it is only through fostering a diverse and affirming campus community that includes all students, instructors, staff, and faculty that these goals might be achieved.  In the interest of accomplishing these ends, the College shall endeavor, within each of its represented disciplines, to more fully account for the contributions or counter-narratives of previously neglected and marginalized groups, including but not limited to groups who differ by race and ethnicity, country of origin, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, and the intersection of these identities.

University Mission 

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