Mission & Vision

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Mission Statement

The State University of New York at Old Westbury is a dynamic and diverse public liberal arts university that fosters academic excellence through close interaction among students, faculty and staff. Old Westbury weaves the values of integrity, community engagement, and global citizenship into the fabric of its academic programs and campus life. In an environment that cultivates critical thinking, empathy, creativity and intercultural understanding, we endeavor to stimulate a passion for learning and a commitment to building a more just and sustainable world. Our University is a community of students, teachers, staff, and alumni bound together in mutual support, respect, and dedication to the Mission.

Vision Statement: 2018 – 2023

Old Westbury, SUNY's most diverse campus, is a regional academic leader that fosters personal growth and prepares students to embrace the social and environmental responsibilities of our 21st century global community.