Mission, Vision and Core Values

University of Minnesota Mission

The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that understanding enriches all people, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world. (University of Minnesota Mission Statement, Board of Regents Policy, January 1994)

Crookston Campus MissionCrookston Mission Image

(Adopted by the Board of Regents, May 2007)
The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) is integral to the University's statewide land grant mission. The college provides its unique contribution through applied, career-oriented learning programs that combine theory, practice and experimentation in a technologically rich environment. UMC connects its teaching, research and outreach to serve the public good.


(Strategic Positioning Report November 2006)
The University of Minnesota Crookston is unique in the region, providing access to world renowned teaching and research and serving as a regional hub for:

  • undergraduate education leading to a University of Minnesota diploma
  • technology applications in higher education
  • innovation, entrepreneurism, and regional sustainability
  • leadership development
  • global and diverse cultural experience

Core Values

INTEGRITY : Practicing honesty, fairness and respect

EXCELLENCE : Supporting quality teaching, research and service

DIVERSITY : Respecting differences in ideas and community

INNOVATION : Promoting discovery through creative and critical thinking

LEARNER CENTEREDNESS : Promoting growth and leadership