Touro College is an independent institution of higher and professional education under Jewish sponsorship, established to perpetuate and enrich the Jewish heritage, to support Jewish continuity, as well as to serve the general community in keeping with the Judaic commitment to intellectual inquiry and social justice. The Jewish heritage embraces two fundamental components reflected in Hillels historic dictum, If we are not for ourselves, who will be? If we are concerned only with ourselves, what are we? This seminal teaching shapes the core values of the college, which are: Preservation of the Jewish heritage and support for Jewish continuity, Belief in the value of education in the liberal arts and professions to better the individual and society, Promotion of ethical and humanistic values of the Judaic tradition among all members of the learning community, Commitment to providing educational and professional opportunities and to fostering access to underserved populations, Commitment to tolerance and the promotion of the democratic ethos. These core values and the dual components of the Jewish heritagethe concern for the particular and the universalare reflected in Touro Colleges mission, which is to strengthen Jewish life and perpetuate the Judaic tradition on the college campus, and to contribute to the building of a better society for all through educational opportunities. Cognizant of national and international threats to Jewish continuity in the forms of assimilation, loss of affiliation, and anti-Semitism, the Board of Trustees of the college views the colleges mission as transcending the physical borders of its original locus. Touro College seeks to strengthen Jewish identity and normative societal values by offering education programs serving the Jewish and general populations in communities nationally and around the world. Touro Colleges mission commits the college to multiple constituencies. In adherence to the particularistic aspect of the mission, Touro offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Jewish studies and liberal arts and sciences serving the diverse components of the Jewish community. In consonance with the universalistic aspect of the mission, the college supports underserved members of the broader community with neighborhood-based undergraduate programs. As an institution serving the general community in all its diversity, Touro College offers professional and graduate programs in such areas as education, law, medicine, allied health sciences, and business. Throughout its various programs, Touro College emphasizes academic achievement and quality in the context of a supportive and caring environment.