Mission, Vision and Values


The College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences at Simmons University integrates the disciplines of business, computing, mathematical, information, and library sciences, cultivating achievement and mastery through the creation, exploration, preservation, synthesis, and dissemination of knowledge. Our community of educators and learners is committed to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth and creative expression of our students, faculty, and staff. We nurture a supportive and collaborative environment by embracing the principles of diversity and identity inclusion, developing the next generation of critical thinkers, problem solvers, and principled leaders who can solve the global challenges of the 21st century.


COCIS will address global challenges facing society by applying data, information, and computation to innovate, collaborate, transform organizations, and increase the common good. Our highly collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment will nurture emerging leaders who are dedicated to making a difference in the world by understanding and leveraging the interrelatedness of information, people, and the world around us.


The core values by which COCIS prioritizes and guides the implementation of its mission and vision are:

Creativity and Innovation
Respect and Compassion
Excellence and Achievement
Diversity and Equity
Integrity and Authenticity
Teamwork and Collaboration