Statement of Purpose

The major functions of the University are to:

  • Offer undergraduate and graduate instruction in accordance with approved liberal arts curricula.
  • Encourage students to participate in a wide variety of student activities including student government, publications, clubs, and professional organizations, intramurals, and social fraternities and sororities. It is the University's intent not only to provide a sound academic foundation, but also to provide the cultural, social, and ethical background for success in daily life.
  • Encourage curricula-related work experiences for enrolled students.
  • Provide career development assistance for students and alumni.
  • Provide students and the community with athletic, recreational, and cultural enrichment programs and lifelong learning experiences.
  • Provide a program of services and recognition for alumni that fosters a spirit of fellowship and encourages continued involvement in the life of the University.
  • Recruit and retain a faculty, staff, and student body committed to supporting the academic mission and social culture of the University.
  • Provide the faculty, staff, and student body with a safe and supportive environment.
  • Offer training and educational programs to help employees remain current in their intellectual and skill areas.
  • Acquire and maintain facilities, equipment, and financial resources necessary to support the educational mission of the University.
  • Acquire and effectively manage institutional resources to maintain and improve course offerings, facilities, equipment, and support services.
  • Serve as a community resource for information and expertise in the academic disciplines presented in the curriculum.
  • Encourage faculty, staff, and student involvement in community projects which enhance the quality of life for area residents.

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