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One Emory: Engaged for Impact

Emory will be recognized as a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future.

Claire E. Sterk, President

"Time and time again, our academic community has faced the future with passion, purpose, and resolve. And now it's time to do so again—to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity. Together, we can mobilize for transformational change in our world."

Claire E. Sterk

Pillars, Aspirations, and Goals

Pillar 1: Faculty Excellence

Foster a culture of eminence that attracts and inspires scholars of the highest order

  • Sustain intellectual leadership across all programs and research disciplines while elevating the competitive position of targeted areas.
  • Cultivate world-class faculty scholars committed to enriching and engaging the Emory community and beyond.
  • Achieve excellence as an intellectual community built on diverse faculty and an inclusive culture.

Pillar 2: Academic Community of Choice

Cultivate a thriving campus and a compelling student experience

  • Offer the most inclusive and financially accessible higher education experience among the nation's top universities.
  • Transform Emory's undergraduate campus life experience to create a connected, living, impact-oriented intellectual community.
  • Become the most influential institution in our students' lives by cultivating affinity to advance Emory.

Pillar 3: Innovation through Scholarship and Creative Expression

Harness imagination and discovery to address 21st-century challenges

  • Be recognized as a top-ranked global leader in health science research to drive societal impact.
  • Be the preeminent destination for innovative arts leaders.
  • Become an innovative, 21st-century research leader in the humanities as well as natural and social sciences.

Pillar 4: Atlanta as a Gateway to the World

Unleash Emory and Atlanta's shared future to mobilize change for the world

  • Unlock Emory and Atlanta's shared potential as an engine for inclusive growth.
  • Realize Emory as a core part of the civic fabric of Atlanta.
  • Serve Atlanta and global communities by bringing to bear strengths as a top-tier research institution in partnership with dynamic and innovative Atlanta institutions.