WPI Mission and Values

WPI's Mission

WPI transforms lives, turns knowledge into action to confront global challenges, and revolutionizes STEM through distinctive and inclusive education, projects, and research.


Our Values

Respect: We treat others with dignity at all times. We embrace expertise, including that earned through both education and lived experience. As global citizens, we respect our natural environment and acknowledge the responsibility we all have to develop and disseminate sustainable stewardship practices for our planet. We are committed to building a workplace and a campus where all can contribute, where all voices are valued, and where we engage and communicate with care and professionalism.

Community: We work from a collective vision and purpose to break down barriers to advancing our mission. We embrace opportunities to work collaboratively across disciplines, backgrounds, and organizations to craft better solutions to global and local challenges. We engage diverse perspectives to advance the university to greater heights. We embrace a true spirit of partnership to advance our shared mission, actively seeking partners across our campus and beyond as we commit to elevate our impact.

Inclusion: We seek a campus where everyone feels a sense of belonging and all can thrive. We respect differences and the complex identities of each member of our community. We are courageous in our efforts to reduce systemic barriers to success for minoritized groups. We promote and support diversity while actively working to advance equity on our campus and beyond.

Innovation: We commit to creating value in all that we do. We approach challenges with the creativity and resilience to make change where it is needed. We act as catalysts to make the world better. We embrace and celebrate learning for all. We act ethically, recognizing how innovation affects different populations by creating learning environments that reflect a broad diversity of experience, perspective, and identities.

Achievement: We are intentional in creating great experiences and results for all students, while embracing the importance of balance and well-being. We are outcomes-focused and are committed to creating positive societal change through our work. We tackle the world's great problems with innovative solutions born of diverse perspectives. We recognize and celebrate successes and proudly learn from failures.

(Adopted by the Board of Trustees, October 29, 2021)