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Social, Ethical, and Environmental Responsibility


Build an institution that is socially, ethically, and environmentally responsible.


  • Create opportunities for civic engagement and community service with particular emphasis on citizens historically underserved by higher education. Demonstrate through university sponsored initiatives and academic programs a commitment to ethics, inclusiveness and diversity.
  • Affirm the university‚Äôs public responsibility to play an essential role in building civic relevance and vitality by serving as a stimulus to educational, cultural, environmental, community and economic development in the greater Chicagoland area and beyond.
  • Encourage and demonstrate the active pursuit of sustainability and environmental stewardship through university development, organizational responsibility and governmental compliance.
  • Integrate sustainability broadly into academic programs, campus operations and student life.