Mission, Vision, Values

The University

University Mission

 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania will provide:

  • Challenging and contemporary undergraduate and graduate curricula that engage and equip students to critically appraise and apply knowledge in their lives and chosen fields of study.
  • A scholarly community that promotes diversity and views teaching as the university’s primary focus.
  • Varied opportunities for student and faculty research, creative endeavors and involvement in public service.
  • Leadership and service in the educational, cultural and economic development of the region.  


University Vision

ESU will be an innovative and entrepreneurial university—educationally, socially, organizationally, and culturally—with an emphasis on quality and collaboration in everything we provide. As a scholarly community, its faculty, students, staff, administrators, and affiliates will be encouraged to be innovative and to explore opportunities that will constantly energize and improve its mission as a learning community of the 21st Century. As a "university without walls," its sense of community will extend well beyond campus boundaries to embrace ESU’s surrounding communities and region to become a model that other organizations will want to emulate.

University Values

We are committed to the principles of intellectual integrity, freedom of expression, the fair and equal treatment of all, good citizenship, environmental stewardship, and accountability for our actions and the resources entrusted to us.

The Graduate College

The Graduate College embraces the University’s vision, mission, and values, and consistent with those, defines its particular vision, mission, and values as follows:

Graduate College Mission

The mission of the Graduate College at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is to advance graduate education in order to develop leaders in their fields who enhance the lives of individuals in our state and nation, as well as globally.

Graduate College Vision

The vision of the Graduate College at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is to be recognized and respected throughout Pennsylvania, as well as nationally and internationally, for first rate graduate degree and certification programs in education, health sciences, the arts and sciences, and business and management.

Graduate College Values

The Graduate College at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is committed to the following underlying principles in all that we do:

  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Critical Thinking
  • Integrity