The Mission of Southeastern Louisiana University is to lead the educational, economic, and cultural development of southeast Louisiana.


Core Values

Core Values are the underpinning of a university’s culture and character, and serve as the foundation on which everything else is built. Southeastern Louisiana University’s core values of Excellence and Caring reflect who we are and what you can expect from us.



Continually striving for the highest level of achievement; overcoming challenges with reflection, improvement, innovation and reinvention.



Serving the needs of others with respect, understanding and compassion; affirming the differences among individuals, values and ideas.


Guided by our core values, Southeastern creates engaging learning opportunities such as residential, distance education and international experiences that extend knowledge and its application in the classroom and beyond.


Southeastern uses technology to provide access to the global ideas and information, to an interactive world of knowledge creation and sharing, and to a wealth of online collaboration and communication


Preparing for Vision 2025

At the completion of Southeastern’s Vision 2017, an extensive "environmental scan" of all university constituencies was conducted in 2017-2018 to assist in establishing a framework for Vision 2025. Southeastern’s University Planning Council reviewed a great deal of information related to the scan which included reports from campus and community focus groups and surveys.  After much discussion about issues of potential strategic importance to the University, the Council determined that some of the strategic priorities of Vision 2017 remained relevant and could be combined with new information from the scan to frame further discussions. The resulting eight strategic themes are as follows:


  1. Given the realization that our current funding model, both state and self-generated funds, is driven almost entirely by student enrollment, progression and completion, student recruitment and success must remain institutional priorities.


  1. As an evolving area of growing importance, our approach to distance education will likely require a more focused strategy to ensure consistent quality of delivery and positive impact on enrollment and student success.


  1. New student markets warrant more attention, potentially including non-traditional students, out-of-state students and international students, among others.


  1. Our efforts to more effectively market and promote Southeastern to new students and other constituents, and to further clarify our brand and identity, warrant more focus.


  1. Given several areas of disappointing results in comparison with peer institutions from NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement), a re-commitment to personal engagement with our students in their classes and curriculum is warranted.


  1. As they represent our greatest opportunity to engage with students and positively impact student learning, our institution must ensure that we foster positive morale of our faculty and staff by supporting their professional development, engaging them in university governance, and rewarding their ongoing commitment and efforts to support and engage students.


  1. While newly constructed facilities offer tremendous opportunities to students, some existing facilities and campus infrastructure are in need of additional cleaning, maintenance and updating, as well as accessibility and technology upgrades.


  1. Given changing workforce needs, and the importance of program workforce relevance to student recruitment and success, consideration should be given to strategic evaluation of workforce relevance for current and potential new degree programs.


These eight themes are not intended to be the strategic priorities for Vision2025; rather, these themes are intended to help guide future deliberations and discussions in evolving the strategic priorities of Vision 2017 into those for Vision  2025.