Pillar 2: One Ursinus
Ursinus College’s culture, defined by community and care and fostered by the passionate pursuit of our mission, will be supported by systems of well-being, collaborative organizational structures, inclusion, communication, trust, and shared governance.
Ursinus College will nourish the health and success of our community and eliminate barriers to manifest the full potential of students, employees, partners, and friends of the college.
- Offer personal and professional development programs for college community members and external partners that foster resilience and competence and allow all to reach their full potential.
- Act ethically to support the health and well-being of people, places, and planet through credit and non-credit learning activities and programs. Invest in physical and technological infrastructure to support sustainability throughout the organization.
- Create pathways for students to participate in work-learn-serve programs that integrate on-campus employment, community service, and academic experiences facilitating lifelong achievement through their contributions to the communities and organizations where they will live and work.
- Become a modern, professional workplace through institutionally effective continuous improvement programs, transparent policy development and implementation, accountability to internal and external stakeholders, shared governance, and alignment of organizational structure to the needs of the college now and into the future.
Key Performance Indicators
By fiscal year 2027, the goals of the Okanagan Charter, a guiding document for health and well-being of people, places, and planet, will be achieved. Elevating dining services to a campus life amenity, thereby supporting the Okanagan Charter will also be achieved by fiscal year 2027. Each year college community members will report increased satisfaction with campus climate compared to the previous year.
At least 10% or more of faculty and staff will participate in internal professional development events than in the prior year.
Revenues and Sustainability
By fiscal year 2027, annual operating revenues will consistently be greater than operating expenses and 25% of revenues to the college will come from non-student/non-endowment sources. Satisfaction with campus facilities will improve by 1% year over year. The college will reduce CO2 emissions by 3% year over prior year and will, by fiscal year 2027, achieve AASHE STARS rating.