Mission Statement

Montana State University, the state's land-grant institution, educates students, creates knowledge and art, and serves communities by integrating learning, discovery and engagement.


Montana State University is as remarkable as its setting. Created as a land-grant institution, it is a welcoming, adventurous community of students, faculty and staff distinguished by its commitment to address the world's greatest challenges. The university energizes individuals to discover and pursue their aspirations. It inspires people to engage with the university to improve the human prospect through excellence in education, research, creativity and civic responsibility.


Respect - Value respect for diversity in all its dimensions. Respect and civility foster collaboration and open communication, which in turn create productive local, regional, and global communities.
Integrity - Value honesty and professionalism in all work. Each individual is personally accountable for his/her work and behavior.
Student Success - Value all students and believe in creating an environment in which they can be successful and reach their full potential.
Excellence - Belief in challenging the MSU community in the pursuit of the highest quality that can be attained.