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Mission, Vision, and Values

Southwest Minnesota State University's Mission Statement:

"Southwest Minnesota State University prepares students to meet the complex challenges of this century as engaged citizens in their local and global communities. Our comprehensive degree programs, taught in the liberal arts tradition, are dedicated to connecting students' academic and practical professional development experiences in southwestern Minnesota to the wider world."

SMSU Vision Statement:

SMSU aspires to be recognized throughout Minnesota and beyond for being an inclusive and student-centered university.  

SMSU Value Statement:

We value:

  1. Discovery through innovative teaching, research and other high-impact experiences.
  2. Civic engagement and strategic partnerships.
  3. Developing broadly educated and well-rounded leaders.


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