Mission, Vision and Values

MISSION

Northern State University will provide diverse academic, civic, social and cultural opportunities that prepare students through the liberal arts, professional education and E-learning for their future endeavors, while also enriching the local and regional community.

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VISION

Northern State University will be regionally recognized as a student-centered, diverse community dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, creativity, and civic and global awareness.?

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VALUES

Northern State University’s students, faculty and staff are committed to the following values:

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Community

Building a culture of inclusion, belonging and collegiality that respects diversity in knowledge, culture and world view

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Discovery

Pursuing rigor and excellence in education, inquiry and engagement for the benefit of our students, state and region

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Integrity

Adhering to the highest standards of honesty, fairness and transparency with a commitment to responsible stewardship of resources