Four Guiding Values

**The below information is from the 2006-2016 UIS Strategic Plan. For information on the current 2018-2028 Strategic Compass, visit **

The University of Illinois at Springfield strives for excellence in all endeavors. We value:

  1. Learning – an intellectually vital and flexible learning environment, quality teaching, high academic standards and scholarship, and opportunities for experiential learning;
  2. Students – a student-focused environment characterized by personal growth and development opportunities within and beyond the classroom;
  3. Community – a democratic, ethical, caring, and diverse community fostering the well- being of our students, faculty, and staff; and
  4. Engagement – informed engagement and service among our faculty, staff, and students, and between the UIS community and the local, state, national, and international communities.