Mission & Vision

Our mission & vision

Our mission is to advance understanding of our earth and atmosphere through innovative science, education, and societal engagement.

We strive to understand the Earth’s systems, processes, and history; to develop the next generation of geoscientists and informed citizens; and to motivate the university and society to address critical factors that will shape our planet’s future, including utilization and availability of earth resources, mitigation of natural hazards, environmental preservation, and climate change.

We aim to increase our overall visibility at Indiana University by enhancing our national and international reputation in research and expanding innovative graduate and undergraduate training for the state, the nation, and the world.

View our 5-year plan