UIN Syarif Hidayatullah, since 2007, has used Knowledge, Piety and Integrity as its motto. This motto was first conveyed by Rector of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, Prof. Dr Komaruddin Hidayat, in the speech at the 67th graduation ceremony of the academic year 2006/2007

Knowledge implies that UIN Syarif Hidayatullah has committed to create intelligent, creative and innovative human resources. UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta also intends to play a significant  role in learning activities, discoveries, and engagements of research results to public. Those are forms of UIN’s responsibility to build human resources in Indonesia. UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta wants to be the source of Islamic value formulation ​​in line with modernity and Indonesian-ness. Therefore, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta offers Islamic studies, social and political studies, and economic as well as modern science and technology -including medical science in integration perspective.

Piety suggests that UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta has a commitment to develop an inner quality in the form of piety among academicians. Individual piety (which is reflected in the terms relationship with Allah) and social piety (which is reflected in the terms relationship with others) are the basis for the academicians of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta in building a broader social relations

Integrity represents that the academicians of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta are adherent to personal ethical values ​​as a basis for decision-making and day-to-day behavior. Integrity also implies that the academicians should have confidence, at the same time, and respect other groups. The motto (Knowledge, Piety, and Integrity) contains a spirit to realize a civilized campus and produces graduates with depth knowledge, sincerity, and solid personality.