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Iona College Mission Statement

Iona College is a caring academic community, inspired by the legacy of Blessed Edmund Rice and the Christian Brothers, which embodies opportunity, justice, and the liberating power of education. Iona College’s purpose is to foster intellectual inquiry, community engagement and an appreciation for diversity. In the tradition of American Catholic Higher Education, Iona College commits its energies and resources to the development of graduates recognized for their ethics, creativity and problem-solving abilities; their independent and adaptable thinking; their joy in lifelong learning; and their enduring integration of mind, body and spirit.
(Adopted May 2, 2012)
 

The Vision Statement

Iona College will be a college of choice for motivated students seeking to better their lives and the lives of others, using their education for the common good. Their success will be facilitated by a committed and talented faculty and staff, who will inspire students to prepare for full lives and productive careers in a liberal arts based and a technology-rich, collaborative learning environment that emphasizes critical thinking and creativity. Iona College will develop the whole person, facilitate leadership development, promote community engagement and service learning, encourage enrichment through diversity, and capitalize on its proximity to New York City with its wealth of learning and employment opportunities. Iona College will secure the necessary resources, sharpen its distinctiveness, increase its affordability, strengthen its infrastructure, and invest in and support the talent needed to realize this vision.

(Adopted May 2, 2012)

Values Statement

Iona College embraces the values of a student-centered institution rooted in a religious tradition. The following are key values:
  • Pursuit of knowledge and truth
  • Devotion to integrity, diversity, and freedom of inquiry
  • Openness to change, innovation, and entrepreneurship
  • Appreciation for data-informed, outcomes-oriented practices that promote internal collaboration and external competitiveness
  • Commitment to compassion, transparent decision-making, and accountability
  • Dedication to responsible stewardship of human, physical, financial, and environmental resources
(Adopted May 2, 2012)