At its core a liberal arts institution, LIU Post is dedicated to meeting the needs and expanding the horizons of all our students, whether in the arts and sciences, or professional schools or through life-long learning. We at LIU Post are committed to providing highly individualized educational experiences in every department and program from the freshman year through advanced doctoral research in selected areas. The emphasis on the student learner is evident; in our faculty’s devotion to excellence in teaching, our intensive advisement system, and our encouragement of experiential learning through cooperative education, internships, practica, community service, study abroad, research projects, and artistic performance. Our students benefit as well from the Campus’s participation in one of the nation’s largest private university systems, and from our ability to draw on the unparalleled cultural and professional resources of New York City and Long Island. Graduates of LIU Post will have developed strong critical and expressive abilities, civic responsibility, and a mature understanding of the ideas, events and forces shaping the modern world.
LIU envisions a learning community dedicated to empowering and transforming the lives of its students to effect a more peaceful and humane world that respects differences and cherishes cultural diversity; improving health and the overall quality of life; advancing social justice and protecting human rights; reducing poverty; celebrating creativity and artistic expression; rewarding innovation and entrepreneurship; honoring education and public service; and managing natural resources in an environmentally-responsible, sustainable fashion. It aspires to move toward this vision through an institutional culture that is open to all, cherishing and nurturing the expansion of knowledge; intellectual inquiry and critical thought; artistic and creative expression; teaching and learning; and community service as its core values. This vision sustains the University and provides the foundation upon which its mission rests.