Mission, Vision, Values, and Initiatives

  • Mission

    The College of Health and Human Services serves the public interest by providing a quality education to prepare students for applied professional disciplines. Graduates will affirm high personal and professional standards, provide leadership, and be committed to creating and advancing knowledge in their disciplines.


    The IUP College of Health and Human Services will offer a premier education that prepares professionals to provide services in a global environment in a competent and compassionate manner. This will be accomplished through diverse undergraduate and graduate programs in existing and emerging fields and through research, service, and interdisciplinary collaboration.


    • Academic excellence
    • Communication and collaboration
    • Continuous improvement
    • Diversity
    • Global awareness
    • Information literacy
    • Leadership
    • Lifelong learning
    • Responsible citizenship
    • Scholarship
    • Service
    • Student-centered focus

    HHS Strategic Initiatives

    • Provide the facilities, equipment, and technology to ensure academic excellence, IUP Strategy 1.1 & 1.4
    • Expansion of branch campuses, IUP Strategy 1.1 
    • Support of program level accreditation, IUP Strategy 1.1
    • Engage in a university data-driven process for measuring student learning outcomes and assessing overall program outcomes, IUP Strategy 1.1
    • Expand non-degree/non-credit offerings, IUP Strategy 1.3
    • Improve the quality of internships (High Impact Practice) and strengthen their assessment component, IUP Strategy 2.1, 2.3, and 4.5
    • Hire and retain a diverse faculty and staff in programs of need, IUP Strategy 2.2
    • Foster actions that improve the living and learning environment for all HHS students, IUP Strategy 2.2
    • Improve student retention within the college, IUP Strategy 2.1
    • Increase external funding of college initiatives, IUP Strategy 3.1
    • Strategic growth in high demand programs, IUP Strategy 3.2 and 4.1
    • Provide an environment that supports and rewards faculty and staff excellence, IUP Strategy 4.7
    • Solidify and grow external partnerships to support our programs, IUP Strategy 4.7