Mission/Vision Statements

NMU Mission
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
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 and Campus Recreation Mission
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation mission is to promote academic excellence, interpersonal growth and social development, embrace diversity, teach versatile lifetime skills, foster spirit and tradition, and build a lifelong connection to Northern Michigan University.

Department of Athletics and Campus Recreation Vision
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation 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.