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Eastern Michigan University Mission Statement

The Institutional Strategic Planning Committee (ISPC) drafted a new University Mission, Vision, and Core Values. After obtaining input from the campus community, it was adopted by the ISPC in late 2012 and approved by the Board of Regents in June 2013.

Mission :
EMU enriches lives in a supportive, intellectually dynamic and diverse community. Our dedicated faculty balance teaching and research to prepare students with relevant skills and real world awareness. We are an institution of opportunity where students learn in and beyond the classroom to benefit the local and global communities.

Vision :
Eastern Michigan University will be a premier public university recognized for student-centered learning, high quality academic programs and community impact.

Core values :

  • Excellence: We provide an exceptional environment to our faculty, staff, and students. We improve our performance continuously and strive to be the best in everything we do.
  • Respect: We care for our people, communities and the environment and show respect for the dignity of the individual.
  • Inclusiveness: We create an environment that supports, represents, embraces and engages members of diverse groups and identities.
  • Responsibility:  We are accountable – individually and in teams – for our behaviors, actions and results. We keep commitments.
  • Integrity: Integrity and transparency are critical to our institutional effectiveness. We pursue the highest level of personal, intellectual, academic, financial and operational integrity within the University community.



Rec/IM Mission Statement

Eastern Michigan University's Recreation and Intramural Sports Department (Rec/IM) strives to provide the campus and surrounding community with quality recreational facilities and activities which promote a healthy lifestyle through participation in exercise, individual and team sports, educational programs and recreational events.

The Rec/IM works closely with students and other valuable resources toward the common University goals of unity, student development, and overall excellence in higher education.

The Recreation & Intramural Sports Department is part of Operations and Facilities.