University System of New Hampshire

II. Plymouth State University

Mission

Plymouth State University serves the state of New Hampshire and the world beyond by transforming our students through advanced practices where engaged learning produces well-educated undergraduates and by providing graduate education that deepens and advances knowledge and enhances professional development. With distinction, we connect with community and business partners for economic development, technological advances, healthier living, and cultural enrichment with a special commitment of service to the North Country and Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

Vision

Plymouth State University is a visionary institution at the hub of an ever-growing creative community where students, faculty, staff, and alumni are actively transforming themselves to meet the challenges of the 21st century. We develop ideas and solutions for a connected world and produce society’s global leaders within multidisciplinary integrated clusters, open labs, partnership and through entrepreneurial, innovative and experiential learning. Plymouth State University serves the state of New Hampshire and the world beyond by transforming our students through vibrant, hands-on practices where engaged learning produces well-educated undergraduates and by providing graduate education that deepens and advances knowledge and enhances professional development. No matter their career path, PSU students graduate with a burning entrepreneurial spirit and the skills that allow them to become innovative leaders in their chosen field.

Values

People and Place

Our values shape the environment in which our campus community members learn, teach, and serve. Our values guide our decision making, provide clarity in determining priorities, and influence our relationships and behaviors.

We value:

  • our alumni, heritage, and future as a transformative and highly engaged University with innovative and creative approaches to learning and problem solving;
  • service to others, exemplifying our motto, Ut prosim (That I may serve), and working across disciplines where deeper levels of learning and outcomes occur;
  • entrepreneurial partnerships that enrich our learning and benefit our region focused on sustainable, environmentally connected, work that enhances our sense of place and purpose;
  • the rights and dignity of all people;
  • free speech, diversity of opinion, and the opportunity to learn from one another;
  • collective responsibility for the health, safety, and wellbeing of our community;
  • accountability for decisions, actions, performance, and conduct;
  • continuous improvement in our programs, policies, and practices;
  • responsible stewardship of our finite environmental, financial, and human resources.