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Mission Statement

Vision Statement

Shared Visions/Shared Expectations


Undergraduate Bulletin


Mission Statement

Northern Michigan University, by providing quality academic programs, strong student support, and extensive regional service for its stakeholders in the upper Midwest, challenges its students, faculty, staff, and alumni to strive for excellence, both inside and outside the classroom, and to become outstanding citizens and leaders.

To accomplish this mission, Northern provides a supportive living and learning environment that includes high-caliber undergraduate and graduate programs, personal attention, extensive use of modern technology, and continuous improvement of curriculum and services through systematic assessment. Challenging themselves and their students, Northern faculty and staff are dedicated to effective teaching and intellectual inquiry; to including students as learning partners in their research, scholarship, and other professional activities; and to advancing the University's roles as a service provider and as a cultural and recreational center in the Upper Peninsula. Northern Michigan University students will study ethics, humanitarian values, and cultural awareness in a strong general education program as well as master specific knowledge in a major career field. As graduates who are life-long learners, they will possess the skills and attitudes to succeed in a fast-paced, constantly evolving, multi-cultural world. As alumni, they will be challenged to continue an NMU tradition, that of distinguishing themselves in their careers and communities.

Vision Statement

Northern Michigan University will be the public university of choice in the Midwest for students seeking quality academics and outstanding collegiate experiences with personal attention in a high-tech learning environment.


Shared Visions, Shared Expectations

In 1997, the Northern Michigan University campus community announced an initiative for shared visions and expectations for the institution, the faculty and staff, and its students. The “Shared Visions, Shared Expectations” document can be found at:

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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2003