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  • UW-La Crosse Values

    The Values of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

    The values of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are based in our origins. Fassett Cotton, our institution’s first leader, serving from 1909-1924, conceived the original University of Wisconsin-La Crosse educational philosophy of the total development of the individual. Later, History professor and dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences, William M. Laux (1922-1967), suggested the symbols of our official university seal along with the accompanying Latin phrase, mens corpusque (“mind and body”), to exemplify our collective commitment to a high quality education for the whole person.

    Read about our Points of Pride and our Accountability in Brief report.