Northern State University will provide diverse academic, civic, social and cultural opportunities that prepare students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors, while also enriching the local and regional community.
Northern State University will be regionally recognized as a student-centered, diverse community dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, creativity and global awareness.
Northern State University’s students, faculty and staff are committed to the following values:
Building a culture of inclusion, belonging and collegiality that respects diversity in knowledge, culture and world view
Pursuing rigor and excellence in education, inquiry and engagement for the benefit of our students, state and region
Adhering to the highest standards of honesty, fairness and transparency with a commitment to responsible stewardship of resources
Active, innovative, interdisciplinary and relevant
Diverse, engaged, inclusive and welcoming
Collaborative, entrepreneurial, supportive and sustainable
Accountable, ethical, responsive and transparent