Mission Statement for Washington University
Approved by the Faculty Senate Council October 27, 1994
Board of Trustees December 2, 1994
The mission of Washington University is the promotion of learning - learning by students and by faculty. Teaching, the transmission of knowledge, is central to our mission, as is research, the creation of new knowledge. Faculty composed of scholars, scientists, artists, and members of the learned professions serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.
Our goals are:
to foster excellence in our teaching, research, scholarship, and service;
to prepare stude...