Our Values


SES values a strong sense of ethics, personal and social responsibility through reflection Its alumni are well educated in the liberal arts, leaders in their chosen professions, and engaged citizens whose lifelong learning and service make them visionary leaders for Florida, the nation, and the world. SES provides excellent education, promotes research and scholarship, fosters community engagement, supports intellectual inquiry and contributes to societal development, and a search for knowledge with a global perspective.

We also value a holistic approach to addressing the challenges of society, focusing on the importance of human action as a contributor to solutions, communication as a vehicle for integrity and justice, excellence in teaching and engaged learning, and in collaboration with communities. We value social contributions that combine intellectual curiosity with practical application, the engagement of theoretical and empirical research, and a highly multicultural environment that supports a cosmopolitan university lifestyle.