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The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that understanding enriches all people, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world. (University of Minnesota Mission Statement, Board of Regents Policy, January 1994)

U of M, Crookston Mission PosterCROOKSTON CAMPUS MISSION

(Adopted by the Board of Regents, May 2007)
The University of Minnesota , Crookston (UMC) is integral to the University's statewide land grant mission. The college provides its unique contribution through applied, career-oriented learning programs that combine theory, practice and experimentation in a technologically rich environment. UMC connects its teaching, research and outreach to serve the public good.


(Strategic Positioning Report November 2006)
The University of Minnesota , Crookston is unique in the region, providing access to world renowned teaching and research and serving as a regional hub for:

  • undergraduate education leading to a University of Minnesota diploma
  • technology applications in higher education
  • innovation, entrepreneurism, and regional sustainability
  • leadership development
  • global and diverse cultural experience


INTEGRITY : Practicing honesty, fairness and respect

EXCELLENCE : Supporting quality teaching, research and service

DIVERSITY : Respecting differences in ideas and community

INNOVATION : Promoting discovery through creative and critical thinking

LEARNER CENTERED : Promoting growth and leadership