Meeting Mission, Vision & Values

A college’s mission statement serves as the foundation of the institution.

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The mission defines the institution, delineates the scope of the institution, explains the institution’s character and individuality, and articulates values as appropriate.

A vision statement is a public declaration used to describe high-level goals for the future—what a school hopes to achieve if they successfully fulfill their organizational purpose or mission. A vision statement may describe a school’s loftiest ideals, its core organizational values, its long-term objectives, or what it hopes its students will learn or be capable of doing after graduating.


Current Mission Statement

The State University of New York College at Brockport:

Is committed to providing a liberal arts and professional education - at both the undergraduate and graduate level - for those who have the necessary ability and motivation to benefit from high quality public higher education;

Has the success of its students as its highest priority, emphasizing student learning, and encompassing admission to graduate and professional schools, employment, and civic engagement in a culturally diverse society and in globally interdependent communities; and

Is committed to advancing teaching, scholarship, creative endeavors, and service to the College community and the greater society by supporting the activities of an outstanding faculty and staff.


Feedback: Fall 2016

Revised Mission Statements

Using the work done by the Strategic Planning committee this past spring as a basis, the Mission, Vision, and Values sub-committee has developed the following two draft mission statements for feedback from November 9, 2016 on until November 23, 2016. Results will be posted soon.

Option 1

The College at Brockport challenges our community to promote excellence by providing learning opportunities for growth, engagement and transformation.

Option 2

The College at Brockport is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement and transformation.

Vision Statement

The MVV sub-committee has created list of phrases, some of which we will use to build our vision statement.


Feedback: Spring 2016

The Strategic Planning Committee identified words and phrases, based on Vision Cafe feedback and other sources, to include in a draft mission statement. A request for feedback was open from May 12, 2016 through May 31, 2016.

Proposed Mission Statement May 2016 (PDF)

The results of the feedback are outlined below:

  • 4.05 Overall Rating
  • 266 Respondents

Read Full Feedback Report (PDF)

Last Updated 4/2/18

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