Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision

Slippery Rock University will excel as a caring community of lifelong learners connecting with the world.

Our Mission

The fundamental educational mission of SRU is to transform the intellectual, social, physical and leadership capacities of students in order to prepare them for life and career success. Complementary missions are to engage in scholarly activity and professional service.

SRU is committed to serving a diverse student body and empowering anyone regionally, nationally, and internationally who can benefit from its programs and lifelong learning opportunities. Thereby SRU addresses the educationally-related economic, health, environmental, social, cultural, and recreational needs of the communities served by the university.

In pursuit of SRU's educational purpose, talented faculty and staff provide creative integrated curricula and experiences that are connected to the world in which graduates will work and live. Students are taught using powerful and engaging pedagogies in appropriate learning spaces employing state-of-the-art technology. They study in an open, caring, nurturing, and friendly environment, and live in a safe community with access to high-quality student services. SRU strives to be a best-value institution with an affordable cost and substantial student financial support.

Our Core Values

  • Student Success.
  • Excellence Innovation.
  • Social Responsibility.
  • Intellectual Freedom, Integrity and Free Expression.
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Equity.
  • Openness, Shared Governance and Accountability.