College’s mission statement embodies the College’s values, mirrors its characteristics, and affirms its basic purposes:
Brooklyn College provides a superior education in the arts and sciences. Its students will become independent and critical thinkers, skilled communicators, culturally and scientifically literate, and oriented to innovation. Its graduates will be marked by a sense of personal and social responsibility, the knowledge and talents to live in a globally interdependent world, and the confidence to assume leadership roles.
Brooklyn College encourages and supports its faculty to thrive as high-achieving teacher-scholars, as proficient in their research as in their mentorship of students. It esteems the loyalty and commitment of its staff. Together, the Brooklyn College faculty, students, and staff reach out to, work with, and serve their communities. -Brooklyn College Strategic Plan, 2005-2010