Mission and Vision

We support the overall mission of the University by affirming our commitment to education, research, community engagement, and public service. We are dedicated to preparing students to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and innovative and responsible leaders who influence society through scientific, scholastic, and artistic achievement.

Our vision is to be the academic heart of the university by enhancing the experience and lives of our students across disciplines through scholarship, creativity, and collaboration.

To achieve those ends, the following values guide us:

Student Success and Development

Encouraging intellectual and social development in a supportive environment by promoting high scholarship standards and exposing students to professional and stimulating opportunities.

Creativity and Innovation

Promoting active participation in the discovery and sharing of ideas and research founded in scientific, industrial, and intellectual methods in order to live, work, and thrive in the complex, technological, and diverse world.

Research and Creative Activities

Expanding the search for knowledge-based solutions to issues affecting society on a local, state, national, and global scale while promoting intellectual and artistic endeavors important to the growth and development of the whole person.

Public Service and Community Engagement

Strengthening partnerships and increasing our presence in the community by sharing information, valuing diversity, and cultivating positive interactions between students and the public through service learning and outreach.

Creative Minds in Action