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University Mission, Vision and Values

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The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees adopted the following statements and values as the cornerstone of the university’s dedication to a quality education for everyone.

Vision statement

Central Michigan University will be nationally known for preparing innovators, learners, and leaders who positively impact their local and global communities.  

Mission statement

Central Michigan University is defined by the success of our students and alumni, and by our collective impact with the communities we serve.

Core values

To achieve our mission, we adhere to the core values of integrity, respect, compassion, inclusiveness, equity, social responsibility, excellence and innovation.

A steadfast adherence to the principles of honesty, trustworthiness, reliability, transparency and accountability.

Consideration of the rights, opinions and ideas of others in a fair and thoughtful manner.

Empathy, concern and support for the needs and challenges of others.

Conducting the activities of the university in a way that embraces shared governance, inspires acceptance and welcomes diversity into our community.

A mindfulness towards ensuring that the opportunities and resources made readily available to all, are also cultivated and shared in a manner that takes context, nuance, and specificity into account.

Fostering citizenship to promote the public good, environmental sustainability, global understanding and informed political engagement.

Expectation that all activities are conducted with attention to quality and the highest levels of academic and professional standards.

Supporting progressive and meaningful research, creative activity, teaching, and practice addressing challenges and issues from multiple perspectives to solve problems and advance knowledge.