Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives


Dear Southwestern Friends and Family,

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    President Jake B. Schrum '68

Southwestern University’s core values provide the framework for our community of students, faculty, and staff for respecting the worth and dignity of all persons, fostering diverse perspectives, and working toward the well being of humanity.

We are fully committed to these core values, and recognize the critical role that diversity, in its broadest conception, plays in achieving academic excellence. Celebrating diversity is essential to our students’ developing an understanding of both our society and of our increasingly globalized world and is necessary preparation for them to be effective citizens in the twenty-first century. In order to provide these experience for all of our students, we strive to create a socially just community, in which a person feels empowered to reach his or her fullest potential.

We invite you to explore the diversity section of our website to see for yourself what Southwestern is doing to create a community that is true to our core values.

Most sincerely,

Jake B. Schrum
President, Southwestern University