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The mission promotes life-long learning, fosters the development of the whole person, and support of one another in the search for and the communication of truth. The curriculum offers students an integrated program of liberal arts and professional studies that includes a global perspective and an emphasis on social justice and community service. The five tenets of the Mission are: Faith, Truth, Innovation, Education, and Service.
The Mission of UIW
The first Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, three young French women motivated by the love of God and their recognition of God's presence in each person, came to San Antonio in 1869 to minister to the sick and the poor. Their spirit of Christian service is perpetuated in the University of the Incarnate Word primarily through teaching and scholarship. Inspired by Judeo-Christian values, the University aims to educate men and women who will become concerned and enlightened citizens.
The university is committed to educational excellence in a context of faith in Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word of God. It promotes life-long learning and fosters the development of the whole person. The faculty and students support one another in the search for and the communication of truth. The university is open to thoughtful innovation that serves ever more effectively the spiritual and material needs of people. The curriculum offers students an integrated program of liberal arts and professional studies that includes a global perspective and an emphasis on social justice and community service.
The University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.
School of Professional Studies Mission
SPS staff is devoted to working with the adult student. We recognize adults have lives outside of the classroom. That is why we have designed our learning centers enabling the student to do all their business at the center and not take time off work to wait in long lines. The Mission of the School of Professional Studies is a reflection of the UIW Mission.
“To provide educational excellence to diverse populations through programs and services that foster the development of every stakeholder to achieve his or her goals.”
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