Modeling Ethical and Effective Behavior

Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons while achieving five goals: democratizing society, incubating new ideas, imagining Missouri’s future, making Missouri’s future, and modeling ethical and effective behavior.

To accomplish the University’s statewide mission in public affairs, we must be an institution known not just for the quality of our outcomes, but also the constant integrity of how we do our work, especially when it comes to respect, honesty, integrity, collaboration, inclusiveness, social progress, and the effective stewardship of its resources. Eight dimensions that will define Missouri State as an ethical and effective institution can be found in Chapter VI of the Long-Range Vision and Five-Year Plan