Mission & Vision

A distinctive public mission


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The University of Minnesota Morris provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.

As a public land-grant institution, the University of Minnesota Morris is a center for education, culture, and research for the region, nation, and world. University of Minnesota Morris is committed to outstanding teaching, dynamic learning, innovative faculty and student scholarship and creative activity, and public outreach. Our residential academic setting fosters collaboration, diversity, and a deep sense of community.

—Approved by Campus Assembly April 2009


The University of Minnesota Morris will be a national leader in collaborative and innovative 21st-century liberal arts education. Grounded in our sense of history and place and our commitments to access and sustainability, we will integrate scholarly and creative work, community-building, and outreach into our rigorous academic programs. Our diverse community will inspire and equip students to connect their passions to meaningful futures.

—Approved by Campus Assembly November 2018

Strategic visioning and planning


  • Intellectual growth
  • Intercultural competence
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Civic engagement