Eastern Illinois University

The strategic plan outlined in the following pages is a collaborative work, a snapshot of our collective wisdom. This plan is a rededication to our mission, a reaffirmation of who we are, and a reflection on our accomplishments. This plan embodies the deep passion and appreciation that students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends have for Eastern Illinois University, and it expresses our joint expectation of excellence in all we do. more

Envision EIU

Core Values / Who We Are

Eastern nurtures student success, and we expect our students to achieve their fullest academic and personal potential.

Our actions are guided by four core values:

Eastern Illinois University has become a top-tier regional comprehensive university because of our commitment to these core values, our passion for working with students, and our drive to excel. Eastern is at the forefront of achievement and innovation in higher education, and our accomplishments are many.


Eastern Illinois University will be a premier comprehensive university, global in its reach and impact, where personal connections with faculty and staff support students’ academic success.