Mission, Vision, and Values


To provide an outstanding undergraduate residential education strengthened by research, graduate and professional programs, and sophisticated methods of distance delivery. 


  • Excellence in Education: Offer a rigorous, high-quality education to all students
  • Student Success: Place learner needs at the center of our academic and service planning, policies, and programs
  • Educational Access: Provide all qualified students with access to higher education
  • Diversity: Achieve multicultural understanding as a priority of educational and civic life
  • Integrity: Operate with fairness, honesty, and the highest ethical standards to sustain a community of trust
  • Civility: Support a civil, engaging, and respectful campus climate

Strategic Goals

  • Student success
  • Nationally recognized research excellence
  • Global engagement
  • Diversity, civic engagement, and community building
  • Commitment to Native Americans
  • Sustainability and effectiveness