Reflecting the ideals of its founders in 1945, Roosevelt University is a private, nonsectarian community of educators, scholars, and learners committed to academic, creative, and service excellence who value differences in personal experiences and perspectives; ask the difficult questions; and promote mutual understanding, inclusion, social consciousness, and action toward social justice. Recognizing that difference broadens perspectives, Roosevelt University seeks and serves a diverse, promising student body from metropolitan Chicago and around the world.
The hallmarks of the Roosevelt University experience are strong student-faculty interaction and engagement with metropolitan Chicago as both a laboratory for learning and as an expression of its commitment to social justice. The experience is created through the efforts of a strong faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and creative activity and a staff equally focused on helping students grow and achieve their educational and life goals.
Roosevelt is a metropolitan university that is an active partner in the social, economic, and cultural development of the communities it serves. It offers a broad array of academic programs, from associate degrees to doctoral degrees, in a highly interactive environment where students can explore, discover, and develop their unique abilities and interests.
Roosevelt University prepares students to become socially conscious citizens who are leaders in their professions and their communities. With the integration of Robert Morris University Illinois, the expanded University will be nationally recognized as a catalyst for students from all walks of life to receive transformational learning experiences.