As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement, Oregon State University promotes economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation and the world. This mission is achieved by producing graduates competitive in the global economy, supporting a continuous search for new knowledge and solutions and maintaining a rigorous focus on academic excellence, particularly in the three signature areas:

  • Advancing the Science of Sustainable Earth Ecosystems
  • Improving Human Health and Wellness
  • Promoting Economic Growth and Social Progress


 To best serve the people of Oregon, Oregon State University will be among the Top 10 land grant institutions in America.*

* We have established specific performance goals for the university with respect to student success, faculty excellence and university impact for 2018 and achieving those goals will move us closer to fully realizing this vision.

StudentsWe believe

 As a community, we are each committed to uplift the dignity of those with whom we interact in the course of our campus life. We strive to create a nurturing campus community with mindfulness of the awesome responsibility that goes with preparing students to live successfully in a complex world. As leaders and educators, we are charged to listen more openly, respond more sensitively and support more unconditionally on our journey toward a just, inclusive and equitable campus community. Success at building community, like success in any other endeavor, requires disciplined behavior, deep commitment and persistence. Therefore, we assertively declare that true community is our aspiration, and we will hold ourselves accountable for doing what is required – nurture healthy relationships, enhance the condition of our collective space, build networks of care, embrace shared governance and acknowledge and celebrate our humanity. We believe in our community. We believe in Oregon State University.