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Educating Illinois defines our vision: to be the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students by providing a small-college experience with large-university opportunities. The Master Plan supports our academic mission and service operations by providing physical development guidelines and design standards for the campus of Illinois State University. At Illinois State University, students, faculty, and staff work together to advance teaching, learning, and scholarship. Our campus is collegiate, traditional, and stately, and it emphasizes our prominence and stature as Illinois' first public university. Continuing these traditions, The Master Plan has three main themes: 1) reinforcing the benefits of a small-college experience, 2) supporting large-university opportunities, and 3) embracing partnerships with our local communities.