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Mission, Vision, Values

MISSION

The School of Arts and Sciences transforms student lives through rigorous scholarship, artistic expression, and engaged global citizenship.

VISION

We, the School of Arts and Sciences, are committed to:

  • an inclusive campus of diverse viewpoints, social and natural environmental stewardship, local action, and global thinking;
  • recognition of the interconnectedness and transformative power of creative, humane, scientific, and social perspectives;
  • excellence in scholarship and creative achievement in the arts and sciences;
  • applied learning as a means to create broadly educated and engaged thinkers who are well prepared to improve their worlds;
  • creating connections that spark new and innovative approaches across disciplines;
  • shared and transparent governance across all units in support of an experienced and adaptable faculty;
  • highest standards of integrity, civility, professionalism, and respect for all persons.

VALUES

The School of Arts and Sciences will:

  • develop interdisciplinary connections, study abroad opportunities, and community partnerships for twenty-first century global careers;
  • deliver inclusive and innovative programs that foster creative and critical thinking, communication, collaboration, adaptability, and global sustainability;
  • produce ethical, creative, curious professionals with a commitment to life-long learning and
  • respect for the interconnectedness of knowledge.
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School of Arts and Sciences

1300 Elmwood Ave  •   •  Buffalo, NY 14222