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SWOSU Mission, Values & Vision

Mission Statement

Southwestern Oklahoma State University supports students and community through its integration of effective teaching, scholarly and creative endeavors, and civic engagement.

Values Statement

In pursuing the university’s mission, SWOSU faculty and staff are guided by a shared commitment to

  • Students, by providing high-quality instruction, involvement, services, scholarly endeavors, creative activities, and service learning.
  • Achievements, by establishing a foundation for student success.
  • Knowledge, by pursuing the exchange of ideas, research, and leadership for the public good.
  • Respect, by fostering a safe, healthy, and diverse intellectual, cultural, and social environment that encourages emotional well-being.

Vision Statement

SWOSU will foster an inclusive environment that inspires intellectual excellence, responsible citizenship, professional development, and personal growth.