Mission and Vision

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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.

Road Map to 2015

Northern Michigan University’s strategic plan, Road Map to 2015, outlines the initiatives, goals and priorities for faculty, staff, students, administrators, alumni and all other stakeholders.  It highlights NMU’s unique location in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the university’s strong technology learning environment and its growth in internationalization experiences on and off campus.  It looks to grow our already existing sense of innovation, development of meaningful lives, overall community engagement, environmental awareness and other campus attributes.