Mission, Vision and Values


New Student & Family Programs facilitates the transition and engagement of new students into Missouri State University’s academic, cultural and social environments in partnership with families and support networks. 


New Student & Family Programs seeks to create a student body that is uniformly engaged in lifelong learning, committed to exemplifying the values of Missouri State’s public affairs mission, and passionate in exhibiting their Bear pride.  

Core values


We invite all Bears to join us in an inclusive, vibrant campus community based upon valuing all people and respecting others’ backgrounds, thoughts, and identities. 


We build positive relationships and collaborate with others to better serve students and their families. 


We behave in honest, trustworthy, and professional ways, public or private.


We develop our knowledge and skills so that we can empower others to achieve their goals. 

Pride and tradition

We take pride in the achievements of preceding Bears and work diligently to continue a tradition of success. 

Student success

Our work is singularly dedicated to promoting students’ success and helping them reach their academic, professional, and personal goals.