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Mission Statement and Purposes

Mission Statement and Purposes

Rogers State University is a regional university, located in northeastern Oklahoma, governed by the Board of Regents of The University of Oklahoma within a state system coordinated by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. The mission of RSU is to prepare students to achieve professional and personal goals in dynamic local and global communities. Rogers State University provides traditional and innovative learning opportunities and is committed to excellence in teaching and student service.

The purposes, which support the RSU mission, are as follows:


To provide baccalaureate and associate degrees, graduate degree opportunities,  and educational opportunities for traditional and nontraditional students.


To promote an atmosphere of academic freedom and tolerance of diverse views for members of the University community.


To meet students' special needs through comprehensive developmental educational programs.


To foster student competence in written and oral communications, scientific reasoning, and critical thinking that emphasizes qualitative as well as quantitative skills.


To provide students with a diverse, innovative faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching.


To promote and encourage student, community, faculty and staff interaction in a positive academic climate.


To provide University-wide student services, activities, and resources that complement academic programs.


To create opportunities for cultural, intellectual, and personal enrichment for the students and the residents in surrounding communities.