Mission & Vision
We are inspired by information. We want everyone to know how vital information is in all aspects of life.
We envision a world where effective use of information helps everyone discover, learn, innovate, solve problems and have fun. We envision a world free of existential problems. Information changes lives.
We make information work. We prepare information leaders. We research the problems and opportunities of information. We design solutions to information challenges.
Foundations and Values
We are a school of one. We share a dedication to our vision and mission. Our inclusive community fosters an environment that furthers our goals and enables us to take on active roles in both local and global conversations.
We are an open, ethical, highly engaged, and collaborative community based on trust, transparency, and mutual respect. We believe in the importance of the quality of life, embracing diversity, making a difference, and having fun.
We create an environment that fosters appreciation, mutual respect and engagement among and between members of the iSchool, UW community and beyond, with special attention to the needs of vulnerable populations and minoritized and marginalized groups.
We envision a university in which all students, faculty and staff participate fully and meaningfully in campus life without being subjected to discrimination, bias or microaggressions. We do not condone any expressions of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism or any other instances of bias and discrimination against marginalized individuals or groups.