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Mission

South ֱ State University offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South ֱ, the region, the nation and the world.

Vision

South ֱ State University will be a premier land-grant university recognized for high value, innovation and bold impact.

Core Values

  • People-Centered: We recognize leadership is derived from service to others. We are committed to creating a culture where all thrive and are supported on their own personal and professional paths toward lifelong learning, growth and leadership.
  • Creativity: Creativity is our cornerstone to expanding knowledge, developing human understanding and enriching the quality of life. We believe that education and research/scholarship/creative activity reinforce one another and the best academic programs bring innovative teaching and rigorous research together.
  • Integrity: We act with organizational and personal integrity through honest interactions, professionalism, transparent and accountable decision-making, and respect for others.
  • Diversity: We are committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, inclusive, collaborative and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration, and we respect individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds and areas of expertise.
  • Excellence: Excellence is achieved through continuous improvement, assessment and accountability. We embrace bold action and adapt to an ever-changing environment. Individually, we are experts at what we do. Collectively, our impact is even greater.

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"Afghan War Rugs" opens at South ֱ Art Museum

Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia, an international exhibition of contemporary Afghan war rugs, opened Aug. 23 at the South ֱ Art Museum. The exhibition will be on view through Nov. 24, 2019.