The Department of Political Science is committed to excellence in discovery, learning, and engagement. We produce scholarship that has an impact on the discipline and the world around us. We provide high-impact learning opportunities for our undergraduate students and value innovative teaching. We mentor our graduate students intensively and provide many opportunities for them to grow into accomplished scholars. We value our colleagues—faculty, students, and staff—and strive to create an atmosphere in which all can pursue their intellectual and professional goals. We recognize the achievements of faculty, students, staff, and alumni by regularly nominating them for awards and honors and celebrating their accomplishments. The department actively engages alumni through newsletters, receptions, Meet and Greets, and social media. Through its interdisciplinary research, teaching, and engagement, the department plays a critical role in the College of Liberal Arts and Purdue University.