Mission/Vision Statements

NMU Mission Statement:
Northern Michigan University's distinctive academic mission and career programs are nurtured by exceptional teaching and extensive opportunities for scholarship, creativity, and engagement.  Our supportive, connected community empowers students, graduates, faculty and staff to contribute to a diverse and sustainable world.
NMU Vision Statement:
Northern Michigan University promotes an active environment to foster strong minds and bodies, inspires innovation and inclusion through community engagement, and develops leaders capable of local and global impact. 
Department of Athletics Mission Statement:
Our mission is to create an environment that promotes academic excellence, interpersonal growth and social development; embraces diversity; teaches versatile lifetime skills; fosters spirit and tradition; and builds a lifelong connection to NMU.
Department of Athletics Vision Statement:
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreational Sports and the United States Olympic Training Site promotes: 1) distinction in academic achievement and athletic competition; 2) commitment to fiscal responsibility, compliance, diversity and gender equity; 3) personal development of students and staff; 4) service to community and customers; 5) connection with campus and former students; and 6) recognition of student-athlete and alumni success.