Feb 19, 2020  
2014-2015 General Catalog (Spring, Summer 2015) 
2014-2015 General Catalog (Spring, Summer 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog at https://catalog.usu.edu/]

Mission and Role Statement

University Mission Statement

The mission of Utah State University is to be one of the nation's premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities by fostering the principle that academics come first, by cultivating diversity of thought and culture, and by serving the public through learning, discovery, and engagement.

Mission Core Themes

Through a rigorous participatory process (outlined below), Utah State University has identified and adopted three core themes that individually manifest the essential elements of USU's mission, and which collectively encompass its mission, vision, and values. The mission, core thems, objective  and indicators can be found at: usu.edu/aaa/Accreditation_Working_Group.cfm. The core themes are:

  • Learning
  • Discovery
  • Engagement


Institutional Integrity Statement

Utah State University adheres to the highest ethical standards in its representation to its constituencies and the public; in its teaching, scholarship, and service; in its treatment of its students, faculty, and staff; and in its relationships with regulatory and accrediting agencies.