General Information

MSU Billings Core Purpose, Mission, Vision & Core Values

Core Purpose

To assure that all members of the university community reach their individual potential


MSU Billings provides a university experience characterized by:

Excellent Teaching
Support for Individual Learning
Engagement in Civic Responsibility
Intellectual, Cultural, Social & Economic Community Enhancement


Montana State University Billings will be recognized as a regional leader for:

Teaching & Learning
Translating Knowledge into Practice
Researching for the Future
Accepting Leadership for Intellectual, Cultural, Social & Economic Development Beyond University Boundaries

Core Values

MSU Billings’ actions are ethical & principled to assure dignity & equity for all

Educational Excellence
MSU Billings provides distinctive programs & challenging educational experiences for a diverse university community

Student Achievement
MSU Billings provides academic support & administrative services to foster academic & professional achievement of the university community

Community of Learners
MSU Billings respects & nurtures variety in intellectual contribution & scholarship enriching both the university & its extended community

Meaningful Engagement
MSU Billings supports all members of the university community in their individual growth toward confidence, individual sense of purpose & acceptance of civic responsibilities

MSU Billings meets the changing needs of our learners with informed action & innovation based on current standards of educational & technical excellence

University Strategic Initiatives

Create and maintain distinctive, vital academic programs and services for 21st Century learners.

Faculty Excellence
Cultivate excellence in & outside the classroom, in scholarly endeavors & exemplary service through faculty & staff development, support for scholarship, continuing assessment, & recognition of professional service.

Needs of Learners
Identify the needs of all learners & provide access to a university experience that fulfills both individual goals & societal needs.

Social Equity
Model social equity and consciousness by assuring that all members of our campus community grows because of their University experience.

Research Initiatives
Increase the stature, professionalism & research initiatives of all academic programs & student services.

Economic Access
Augment local, state & regional economic development through the strength of the University’s financial base & our learners’ contributions to their communities.

Global Engagement
Increase staff, faculty & student awareness, understanding, & involvement in the international community.

University Infrastructure
Ensure an administrative, operational and physical infrastructure that fully supports excellence.


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