Vision Statement

We cultivate and build connections with alumni and friends, encouraging philanthropy to support the ambitions and growth of our UIS community, acknowledging the impact of every gift. 

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Keep Your Promises

We do what we say we’re going to do. We learn from our mistakes. We hold ourselves accountable.
alumni socializing at event

A Community of Belonging

We will be excellent to each other. We value and respect everyone’s unique contributions.
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One Dream One Team

We move forward with a shared purpose. We encourage decision-making that embraces diverse and creative viewpoints. We demand high expectations of ourselves.
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Reach for the Stars

We dare to think outside of the box. We challenge ourselves to achieve clear objectives with novel solutions. We help unite the UIS community to capitalize on emerging opportunities.
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Live and Breathe It

We engage and connect the UIS community by sharing diverse experiences. We champion the intent of our donors’ gifts.