McNair Mission Statement

McNair Mission

The mission of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at Northern Michigan University is to increase graduate rates and post-baccalaureate success among first generation-low income students and students who come from a minority population that is underrepresented in graduate education. The McNair Scholars program is dedicated to supporting students in their pursuit of critical inquiry through research experiences and to fostering productive relationships between students and faculty researchers. The McNair Scholars program also seeks to encourage students to embrace diversity and cultivate lifelong learning goals through cultural activities and individual academic support.

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Northern Michigan University challenges its students and employees to think independently and critically, develop lifelong learning habits, acquire career skills, embrace diversity and become productive citizens in the regional and global community.


Northern Michigan University will become the university of choice in the Midwest for students seeking a quality academic program with individualized attention in a high-tech learning environment.

Diversity Statement

Northern Michigan University strives to be an inclusive community where differences are recognized as assets of the institution, respected attributes of the person and a valuable part of the university experience.