The Institute envisions a global community of diverse cultures that embodies, through attitudes and behaviors, Paul Robeson's ideals, beliefs, values and vision for a world of justice and peace.
Using the legacy of Paul Robeson, the Robeson Institute for Ethics, Leadership and Social Justice will inspire the individual and community to achieve the highest standards of academic achievement, ethical conduct, leadership and social justice.
> Respect people
> Strive for excellence
> Establish values for common ground
> Value ethics and personal integrity
> Practice leadership by example
> Emphasize social justice
Focus of Institute
> Fosters a spirit of inquiry and excellence in academic studies, communication skills, and the arts and sciences
> Provides educational and cultural opportunities that emphasize Ethics, Leadership and Social Justice
> Emphasizes the core values needed by young adults for leadership roles and civic participation in the 21st century
> Promotes values for respect and common ground among all people
> Serves as a repository for the historical records and memorabilia of Robeson's Somerville years and the worldwide accomplishment of people of African descent