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Mission Statements

Mission Statement for University of Montana--Missoula

The University of Montana--Missoula pursues academic excellence as demonstrated by the quality of curriculum and instruction, student performance, and faculty professional accomplishments. The University accomplishes this mission, in part, by providing unique educational experiences through the integration of the liberal arts, graduate study, and professional training with international and interdisciplinary emphases. The University also educates competent and humane professionals and informed, ethical, and engaged citizens of local and global communities; and provides basic and applied research, technology transfer, cultural outreach, and service benefiting the local community, region, State, nation and the world.

Mission Statement for University of Montana, including Montana Tech, University of Montana--Western, and Helena College

The University of Montana capitalizes on its unique strengths to create knowledge, provide an active learning environment for students, and offer programs and services responsive to the needs of Montanans. The University delivers education and training on its four campuses and through telecommunications to sites inside and outside of Montana. With public expectations on the rise, the University asks its students, faculty, and staff to do and accomplish even more than they have in the past. The University has a commitment to education defined in the broadest sense as personal development and citizen preparation, workforce development and training, graduate education and research, service learning, and community building on and off the campuses.  The University enhances its programs through continuous quality review for improvement and remains fully accountable to the citizenry through annual audits and performance evaluations.

Mission Statement for the Office of the President

The mission of the President's Office staff is to support the President's initiatives and to assist the University in fulfilling its overall mission. The staff strives to maintain open lines of communication by responding to the inquiries and concerns of students, employees and members of the public. Their goal is to create a friendly, approachable and positive environment for all.