Members of the extended James Madison University community are changing the world in nearly every sector of our global society. A collective desire for a stronger, better, smarter, brighter future bolts through Madison faculty, students and alumni - just about everyone within the JMU family can feel it.
Gandhi's advice to, "be the change you want to see in the world," plays out in staggering variety in the Madison community. Check out the Stories and People sections to see how. Visit the Be the Change Blog and join the conversation. Maybe even nominate someone you know to be added to our Be the Change hall of fame.
JMU's 2010 Be the Change video continues to emphasize the university's mission as "... a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives." This short, clearly stated definition of purpose was adopted by the university shortly after the inauguration of President Linwood Rose in 1999 and has provided focus for the university's people and programs — continuing a Madison tradition of working toward a brighter future.