Shared Values Statement

In pursuing our mission as a premier institution, we, the faculty, staff, and students of Texas State University, are guided by a shared collection of values. Specifically, we value:

  • An exceptional undergraduate experience as the heart of what we do;
  • Graduate education as a means of intellectual growth and professional development;
  • A diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life;
  • The cultivation of character and the modeling of honesty, integrity, compassion, fairness, respect, and ethical behavior, both in the classroom and beyond;
  • Engaged teaching and learning based in dialogue, student involvement, and the free exchange of ideas;
  • Research, scholarship, and creative activity as fundamental sources of new knowledge and as expressions of the human spirit;
  • A commitment to public service as a resource for personal, educational, cultural and economic development;
  • Thoughtful reflection, collaboration, planning, and evaluation as essential for meeting the changing needs of those we serve.