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Emory University, a top-ranked private institution recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the world's leading healthcare systems, is located on a beautiful campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills neighborhood. Whatever your interest in Emory, we would welcome your visit to campus.
Emory maintains an uncommon balance for an institution of its standing: our scholars and experts generate $628 million in research funding annually while maintaining a traditional emphasis on teaching. The University is enriched by collaboration among its schools, centers, and partners and the legacy and energy of Atlanta.
The 2017 Annual Report details the difference Emory makes in the classroom, in the clinic, in Atlanta, and in the world with robust sections that include seven key areas: Creating Knowledge, Educating the Next Generation, Caring and Healing, Transforming Society, Global Impact, Emory in Atlanta, and University Milestones.
Emory empowers the active, passionate pursuit of learning for a better world. Through teaching, research, and service, our faculty members play an essential role in helping Emory achieve its vision of an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, and diverse intellectual community. The provost is the chief academic officer of Emory University. Her mission is to advance Emory's academic progress and nurture the University's intellectual life by engaging and promoting Emory's community of faculty, students, and staff. The University offers academic degrees and programs through nine schools, including more than 70 undergraduate choices and dozens of graduate and professional specialties. The academic year is divided into two semesters, plus a summer term.
Individual integrity is expected and respected here. A robust system of school-based honor codes safeguards the University's academic integrity. All students agree by their enrollment to abide by their school's honor code. The University defines a set of ethical principles for the campus community.
Emory is one of the nation's leading research universities, building on an uncommon combination of campus-based resources and global partnerships. Our students pursue doctoral research in more than 40 specialties. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center brings together research-based at the University's schools of medicine, nursing, and public health and Yerkes National Primate Research Center with the expertise of Emory Healthcare. Our library system integrates the resources of the Robert W. Woodruff Library with several specialty collections on campus. We support our researchers in advancing public scholarship, accelerating discoveries' application, and communicating their significance. In doing so, we better advance Emory's mission "to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity."
Emory's students, faculty, and staff create a welcoming and enterprising community. We enjoy a host of colorful traditions that range from Wonderful Wednesdays and Dooley's Week to Classroom on the Quad and Emory Cares International Service Day. Moreover, we always have room for new ideas -- two students with a vision of making a difference started Volunteer Emory. The Emory Eagles compete within NCAA Division III in 18 sports. Arts at Emory hosts hundreds of programs that bring together thousands of students, faculty, guest artists, and visitors annually. The University designates more than half of the campus as protected green space and engages the community through a range of sustainability initiatives. Diverse events fill the University's online calendar. The activities of hundreds of student groups keep life on campus lively. Moreover, students can enjoy residential campus life while also having ready access to Atlanta's resources.
Since 1905, Emory Healthcare has been at the forefront of medicine, putting research into lifesaving action. It is part of Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center. Experts are working on pioneering new ways to prevent and treat disease, prepare the next generation to save and improve lives and provide the highest-quality clinical care possible to the community. Because of Emory's extensive cross-disciplinary relationships, patients and physicians have direct access to leading research. Students and researchers observe real-world applications for their studies and discoveries.
The Methodist Episcopal Church founded Emory College in 1836 in the small Georgia town of Oxford. The founders named the town for the school's prestigious British cousin and named the school for a bishop who dreamed of an American education that molded character and the mind. The little school struggled for decades, and finally began to prosper in the late 1800s. By 1914, the Methodist Church was looking to create a university in the South, and Emory College was looking to expand.
The task of safeguarding the official Spirit of Emory rests on the slender frame of a biology lab skeleton named Dooley. He first emerged as a campus presence in 1899. The endeavor to answer the enduring question, "Who is Dooley?" is ongoing. Several secret societies have emerged over the years. DVS is the oldest, founded on the Oxford campus in 1902. New members of these groups appear to be chosen based on how likely they are to contribute to campus life, both as students and alumni.

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