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Ferris’ Mission Statement
Ferris State University prepares students for successful careers, responsible citizenship and lifelong
learning. Through its many partnerships and its career-oriented, broad-based education, Ferris
serves our rapidly changing global economy and society.
Ferris State University will be:
The recognized leader in integrative education, where theory meets practice throughout the
curriculum, and where multi-disciplinary skills important in a global economy are developed,
with the result that Ferris State University will also be:
The preferred choice for students who seek specialized, innovative, career- and
life-enhancing education
The premier educational partner for government, communities, agencies,
businesses and industries through applied research and joint ventures
A stimulating, student-centered academic environment that fosters lifelong
engagement, leadership, citizenship and continuing intellectual development
A university that aligns its practices and resources in support of its core values of
collaboration, diversity, ethical community, excellence, learning and opportunity.
Ferris contributes to the advancement of society by building partnerships
with students, alumni, business and industry, government bodies, accrediting agencies,
and the communities the University serves.
By providing a campus which is supportive, safe and welcoming, Ferris embraces
a diversity of ideas, beliefs and cultures.
Ethical Community:
Ferris recognizes the inherent dignity of each member of the University
community and treats everyone with respect. Our actions are guided by fairness, honesty
and integrity.
Committed to innovation and creativity, Ferris strives to produce the highest quality
outcomes in all its endeavors.
Ferris State University values education that is career-oriented, balances theory and
practice, develops critical thinking, emphasizes active learning, and fosters responsibility and
the desire for the lifelong pursuit of knowledge.
Ferris, with a focus on developing career skills and knowledge, provides
opportunities for civic engagement, leadership development, advancement and success.
Vision Statement
Core Values
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