Mission, Vision and Goals

Approved by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education September 2016

Minot State University is a public university dedicated to excellence in education, scholarship, and community engagement achieved through rigorous academic experiences, active learning environments, commitment to public service, and a vibrant campus life.

Minot State University will:

  • Deliver high-quality education where, when, and how it is needed to a diverse, multi-generational student population.
  • Prepare students and the institution for the evolving social and technological challenges of the world.
  • Inspire scholarship and creative activity among students, faculty, and staff.
  • Empower graduates with a distinctive combination of professional expertise and broad-based education to support varied careers and productive lives.

As members of the Minot State University community, we commit to collaborating and engaging in a positive manner to create a vibrant campus that values:

  • Excellence - We strive for exceptional outcomes and cherish innovation and creativity in the pursuit of knowledge and learning;
  • Engagement - We develop meaningful, engaging, and hands-on experiences inside and outside the classroom designed to provide the best education possible;
  • Support - We are inclusive and student-centered, and we provide a supportive, caring, yet intellectually challenging environment to promote growth;
  • Respect - We engage in open dialogue, value differences, and foster relationships based on respect, honesty, and trust;
  • Community - We are committed to the region and its people, and we engage in and serve our community in substantive and positive ways.