Wilkes University

Mission & Vision Statement

Civic Engagement Set-up

Our Mission

To continue the Wilkes tradition of liberally educating our students for lifelong learning and success in a constantly evolving and multicultural world through a commitment to individualized attention, exceptional teaching, scholarship and academic excellence, while continuing the university's commitment to community engagement.

Our Vision

Wilkes University will provide exceptional educational experiences that transform students and develop innovations through scholarly activities that lead to national recognition and shape the world around us.

Our Values


Nurturing individuals to understand and act on their abilities while challenging them to achieve great things.


Advancing knowledge through discovery and research to better educate our constituents.


Embracing differences and uniqueness through sincerity, awareness, inclusion and sensitivity.


Promoting creative scholarly activities, programs, ideas and sustainable practices.


Appreciating and collaborating with mutual respect to foster a sense of belonging.

Civic Engagement Mission

The Civic Engagement Office at Wilkes University supports and enhances the academic, personal and professional development of students, staff and faculty of Wilkes University by coordinating service and leadership experiences across campus. The Civic Engagement Office serves as a resource for leveraging resources amongst the campus and local, national and global community partners.

Vision Statement

The Civic Engagement Office of Wilkes University will fulfill its mission with a commitment to professionalism, and example of servant leadership, and an emphasis on human relationships. Through dedication to continual growth, the Office will enable Wilkes University to remain a leader and model of civic engagement on all levels: locally, nationally, and globally. By providing resources and support for service initiatives, the practice of life-long service, and contribute to the development of thoughtful, competent, self-aware individuals.

Statement of Values

The principle values that guide the Community Service Office of Wilkes University in fulfilling its mission include:

  • Personal Development
  • Servant Leadership
  • Social Justice
  • Action
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Team Work
  • Creativity
  • Confidence
  • Self-knowledge
  • Risk-taking
  • Gratitude
  • Positive
  • Attitude
  • Communication