Kutztown University Vision Statement
Kutztown University will be the region’s center for excellence in academics, culture, and public engagement, in order to prepare our students to meet lifelong challenges and responsibilities within a complex and diverse community.
We shall be the region’s center for excellence in academics by:
Building strong undergraduate and graduate programs that foster learning and reaffirm our commitment to a substantive, diverse, and vibrant environment;
Implementing an academically focused enrollment management process to recruit and retain a diverse student body of academic quality;
Integrating appropriate technologies and information resources within the academic environment; and by
Promoting scholarly activity and research by supporting grants and sponsored projects and providing rewards for creativity.
We shall be the Region’s Center for cultural enrichment by:
Providing leadership in preserving and celebrating our historical and cultural traditions;Continuing our outstanding artistic traditions;Celebrating the cultural wealth of diverse populations.
We shall be the Region’s Center for public engagement by:
Providing service to the region;
Being stewards of place, scholars in the community;
Developing institutional connections through partnerships;
Promoting economic development of the community by providing a variety of programs and resources.
Over the next five years, we shall embrace these initiatives and implement our vision by
Enhancing communication with all stakeholders;Establishing an institutional identity, based on our achievements and traditions;
Renewing our commitment to civility within our diverse community and the region;Becoming a Tier 2 institution and establishing KU as the first choice among prospective constituents.
Kutztown University Mission Statement
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, a member of the State system of Higher Education, is actively dedicated to excellence in learning and to the success of its diverse community of students. The University prepares its students to meet lifelong intellectual, ethical, social, and career challenges and responsibilities by providing quality programs that engage them in critical, analytical, and aesthetic inquiry. Further, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is committed to continuous improvement, partnerships, and collaborations that encourage the development of citizens who contribute to a global society.
Learning and Success of Students
Prepare Kutztown University students to meet lifelong intellectual, ethical, social, and career challenges and responsibilities.
Develop, interpret, evaluate, apply, and disseminate knowledge to and on behalf of the Kutztown University community and society.
Collaboration with public and private agencies, institutions, organizations, and businesses on behalf of the Kutztown University community and society.
Prepare Kutztown University students to respect and celebrate human diversity as they develop inclusive and international perspectives.
Prepare Kutztown University students to use technologies to enhance their learning and knowledge