NSU Mission Statement

Founded on the rich educational heritage of the Cherokee Nation, the campuses of Northeastern State University provide our diverse communities a broad array of lifelong learning, undergraduate, graduate, and professional doctoral degree programs. Through quality teaching, research and scholarly activities, service to local and professional communities, and high expectations, our dedicated faculty and staff provide a friendly learning environment where students are prepared to achieve socially responsible career and personal goals for success in a challenging global society.

Focused Mission Statement

We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Vision Statement

We will be the educational partner of choice in eastern Oklahoma, embracing the challenges and opportunities of a global society.

Values Statements


We model ethical and intellectual development by advancing honesty, human dignity, and accountability.


We build partnerships to create learning opportunities and promote educational and economic success.


We advance knowledge by exploring new possibilities through critical inquiry and intellectual freedom.


We have a compelling commitment to serve, inspiring and preparing others to do the same.


We pursue continuous improvement individually and as a community.