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GENERAL INFORMATION


ACCREDITATION


UW-SYSTEM MISSION


UW-L CORE MISSION


UW-L SELECT MISSION


ACCREDITATION

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is accredited by:

- AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- Accreditation Council For Occupational Therapy Education
- Accreditation Review Committee on Education of the Physician Assistant
- American Chemical Society
- Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
- Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education
- Council on Accreditation of the National Recreation and Park Association/American Association  
     for Leisure and Recreation
- Council of Education for Public Health
- Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Radiation Technology
- National Association of Schools of Music
- National Association of Sport and Physical Education/North American Society for Sport
     Management
- Higher Learning Commission and member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org;
     312-263-0456)
- Program in Nuclear Medicine Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee of
     Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology through affiliated hospitals
- Program in Clinical Laboratory Science is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for
     Clinical Laboratory Sciences through affiliated hospitals
-
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) 

approved by:

- American Association of University Women
- American Society of Microbiology
- National Association of School Psychologists

a member of:

- American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
- American Association of State Colleges and Universities
- American Council on Education
- Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
- Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
- Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
- Council of Graduate Schools
- North Central Association
- Service Members Opportunity Colleges
- West Central Wisconsin Consortium
- Wisconsin Campus Compact 


UW-SYSTEM MISSION

Each institution of the University of Wisconsin System shares in the mission of the System.

The mission of this System is to develop human resources, to discover and disseminate knowledge, to extend knowledge and its application beyond the boundaries of its campuses, and to serve and stimulate society by developing in students heightened intellectual, cultural, and humane sensitivities; scientific, professional, and technological expertise; and a sense of value and purpose. Inherent in this mission are methods of instruction, research, extended education and public service designed to educate people and improve the human condition. Basic to every purpose of the System is the search for truth. 


UW-L CORE MISSION

As an institution in the "University Cluster" of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-L shares the following core mission with other universities of the cluster. Each university in the cluster shall:
a. Offer associate and baccalaureate degree level and selected graduate programs within the context of its approved mission statement.
b. Offer an environment that emphasizes teaching excellence and meets the educational and personal needs of students through effective teaching, academic advising, counseling, and through university-sponsored cultural, recreational, and extracurricular programs.
c. Offer a core of liberal studies that supports university degrees in the arts, letters, and sciences, as well as specialized professional/technical degrees at the associate and baccalaureate level.
d. Offer a program of pre-professional curricular offerings consistent with the university's mission.
e. Expect scholarly activity, including research, scholarship and creative endeavor, that supports its programs at the associate and baccalaureate degree level, its selected graduate programs, and its approved mission statement.
f. Promote the integration of the extension function, assist the University of Wisconsin-Extension in meeting its responsibility for statewide coordination, and encourage faculty and staff participation in outreach activity.
g. Participate in inter-institutional relationships in order to maximize educational opportunity for the people of the state effectively and efficiently through the sharing of resources.
h. Serve the needs of women, minority, disadvantaged, disabled, and nontraditional students and seek racial and ethnic diversification of the student body and the professional faculty and staff.
i.  Support activities designed to promote the economic development of the state. 


UW-L SELECT MISSION

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-L fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-L is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.