We believe in the right of all individuals, without exclusion, to participate fully and democratically in the social, cultural, economic and political systems that affect their lives. Therefore, professional public servants must understand, engage and transform these complex systems to ensure equity, eliminate injustice and effect positive social change.

We believe in the right of all individuals to reach their full potential and to embody the spirit of democracy. Therefore, public servants must join with those who are marginalized so they are advocates for bettering their own lives and developing their own communities.

We believe in moral leadership that includes integrity, compassion and a commitment to social justice. Therefore, public servants must listen to and learn from diverse groups, compromise and build alliances and take strategic and decisive action to advance the common good.

The mission: to educate and prepare professionals in public service who understand, engage and transform complex social, cultural, economic and political systems to ensure equity, challenge oppression and effect positive social change.