Mission, Vision and Values

Mission Statement

Indiana State University combines a tradition of strong undergraduate and graduate education with a focus on community and public service. We integrate teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment to prepare productive citizens for Indiana and the world.

Vision Statement

Inspired by a shared commitment to improving our communities, Indiana State University will be known nationally for academic, cultural, and research opportunities designed to ensure the success of its people and their work.


I ndiana      Integrity

                 We demonstrate integrity through honesty, civility, and fairness.

S tate        Scholarship

                 We value high standards for learning, teaching and inquiry.

T               Transforming

                 We foster personal growth within an environment in which every individual matters.

R               Responsibility

                 We uphold the responsibility of university citizenship.

E                Education

                 We provide a well-rounded education that integrates professional preparation and

                 study in the arts and sciences with co-curricular involvement.

E                Embrace Diversity

                  We embrace the diversity of individuals, ideas, and expressions. 

S                Stewardship

                  We exercise stewardship of our global community.