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About Us: Mission

General information about the Ikeda Library

Soka University of America

Founders' Hall & Peace Lake

Ikeda Library

Ikeda Library

Mission Statement

Ikeda Library Mission

​The mission of Soka University of America (SUA) is to foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life. Daisaku and Kaneko Ikeda Library supports our students, faculty, and staff in their endeavors to meet their academic and personal goals as we all work together toward fulfilling the SUA mission. To that end, the library actively engages in teaching information literacy skills, facilitates access to information, and provides spaces for scholastic collaboration and intellectual exploration.

Soka University of America Values

Soka University is founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights, and the sanctity of life. Educational objectives are fostered at the university through the commitment to rigorous academic endeavors, free and open dialogue, and an appreciation for human diversity. In the Buddhist view, education is an integrating process in which students gain an awareness of the interdependence of themselves, others, and the environment. Wisdom, courage, and compassion – values treasured by the university – do not exist in isolation. They emerge in individuals as they learn the importance of service to others, to the natural world around them, and to the great cause of peace and freedom.

University Mottos

  •  Be philosophers of a renaissance of life.
  •  Be world citizens in solidarity for peace.
  •  Be the pioneers of a global civilization.

University Principles

  •  Foster leaders of culture in the community.
  •  Foster leaders of humanism in society.
  •  Foster leaders of pacifism in the world.
  •  Foster leaders for the creative coexistence of nature and humanity.