Leading With Distinction:
Advancing Academic Excellence at a University Welcoming to All

Syracuse University’s academic strategic plan, “Leading With Distinction,” was unveiled in September 2023 following a yearlong planning process involving hundreds of faculty, staff, students and administrators from every school, college and unit. It is a living document offering a shared vision that is inclusive of voices representing all areas of our diverse and vibrant University community.

Identifying areas of distinctive and aspirational excellence and outlining major commitments and goals, the plan charts a course for the next five years, offering a framework for advancing academic excellence, fostering a sense of welcome and belonging for all members of our campus community and ensuring our collective success.

Read the plan