University has a mission statement, formally adopted by the
governing board and made public, declaring that it is an
institution of higher education.
Since its founding, the
mission of the University of Chicago, reiterated by each president,
has been to sustain at the highest level of excellence
the communication of knowledge, the creation of knowledge, and the
fostering of a dynamic community of scholars and students.
University's first formal statement of mission appears in its Articles
of Incorporation, initially adopted in 1890 and most recently ammended