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James Madison University's mission, vision and values statements reaffirm the university's long-time commitment to meeting the needs of its students. In one simple sentence the mission states JMU's commitment to the country and society.


Mission

We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

Vision

To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.

Values

Academic Quality: We are dedicated to exemplary learning experiences because they are the essence of our mission.
Community: We thrive when we collaborate, respect and serve others, and appreciate our interconnectedness.
Diversity: We strive to be an inclusive community that values the richness of all individuals and perspectives.
Excellence: We seek to be innovative and to perform at the highest levels.
Integrity: We pursue ethical reasoning because it is essential to meaningful citizenship.
Student Focus: We provide experiences that challenge and support students.

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