East/West University


Pursuit of excellence by all through relevant, effective and convenient education. Equal educational opportunity for all racial, ethnic and socio-economic groups.

Program offerings of liberal arts and sciences along with job and career related professional education geared to the service economy of modern times.

Service to humankind with a global, multi-cultural and future-oriented perspective.

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East-West University educates students to participate in a global society. A pioneer in diversity, the University opens doors of academic and intellectual opportunity to students of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions. Faculty members engage students in rigorous study and research, and students supplement their classroom experience with experience in professional environments.


The University is established primarily to preserve and extend and to integrate and transmit knowledge of human beings concerning themselves, the universe, and their Creator. It strives to develop in its graduates the wisdom derived from human heritage, the spirit of inquiry that leads to discovery, and the sense of dedication which spends itself in the service of humankind. It inspires the students to pursue natural and supernatural truths and imbibe the urge to live a fuller and more fruitful life.

Core Values

The University views education as a means to extend opportunity and improve the quality of life.

The University believes in the equality of all human beings.

The University seeks to promote a global and multicultural perspective.

The University reaches out to students from under-served communities.

The University is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in academics and personal character.

The University has a commitment to community service and community engagement.

The University promotes respect for diversity of opinion.

The University maintains institutional integrity as part of the learning environment.


East-West University serves all those who are desirous and capable of undertaking higher education. The student populations that the University is specifically committed to serve include among others: students who are seeking quality education to pursue excellence in their lives; students from low-income families who are motivated to enroll with the help of state and federal tuition grants, loans, and institutional scholarships; active employees of business and industrial concerns who want to enroll in conveniently offered programs with the help of financial assistance or employer provided tuition reimbursement; mature and experienced persons who have acquired competencies needed for a successful life and are now seeking to earn a degree; students from various ethnic and immigrant communities; and foreign students.

The University promotes a sense of community between students, faculty, and staff.

The University values fairness and flexibility.


East-West University strives to celebrate humanity in all its wondrous and complex variation. Because we value diversity, it is our mission to sustain a community where all may flourish, safe to embrace both shared experiences and differences. To this end, we treat all with respect and compassion. We respect, understand, and embrace the differences and similarities among our students, staff, faculty and the community we proudly serve. As a community, East-West University encourages the richness of diversity and values the dignity of all persons. We strive to foster an equal and positive learning environment that reflects the diverse nature of the people of Chicago, Illinois, the nation, and the world. We seek to connect East-West University campus culture and behavior to our commitment to inclusivity and diversity by cultivating an environment of acceptance using open conversations to improve awareness and enhance harmonies and by hosting events and sponsoring activities that reflect our mission.

Non-Discrimination Policy

As a non-denominational and independent institution of higher learning, East-West University admits students of any gender, race, national origin, and ethnic, religious or socioeconomic background to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this University. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, national origin, and ethnic, religious or socioeconomic background in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. Additionally, East-West University does not discriminate against persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to participate in the intellectual and social life of the University. East-West University is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

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