Vision Statement

Emory: A destination university internationally recognized as an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, and diverse community, whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care and social action.

A Destination University

  • Recognized as the first choice of brilliant and committed students
  • Known broadly, both within and outside academic circles
  • Highly ranked
  • Able to recruit leading scholar/teachers
  • Attracting and developing the best staff
  • Integrating the wisdom of alumni and parents into Emory life
  • Attracting increased investment in research and education
  • Admired for setting standards
  • Fostering lifelong learning among all constituents
  • Directed by effective internal governance and an internationally distinguished board of trustees


  • Blending expertly a focus on teaching and research
  • Excelling at discovery
  • Generating wisdom
  • Nurturing creativity
  • Engaged in productive partnerships
  • Forging strong interdisciplinary programs
  • Unequalled at translating medical breakthroughs into service and patient care
  • Promoting personal discovery and growth beyond self

Distinctive for Its Ethical Commitment

  • Building on our heritage of engaging knowledge and faith
  • Fostering openness and diversity of thought, experience and culture
  • Enhancing the environment through innovative stewardship
  • Instilling integrity and honor
  • Actively debating principles
  • Nurturing and celebrating an unusual degree of collegiality and community

Working for Positive Transformation

  • Setting standards followed by others
  • Graduating highly sought leaders
  • Unsurpassed in excellent and innovative health care
  • Sought and prized for its opinions
  • Making discoveries that benefit Emory, Atlanta and the world