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Mission Statement

The University of Wyoming aspires to be one of the nation's finest public land-grant research universities. We serve as a statewide resource for accessible and affordable higher education of the highest quality; rigorous scholarship; technology transfer; economic and community development; and responsible stewardship of our cultural, historical, and natural resources.

In the exercise of our primary mission to promote learning, we seek to provide academic and co-curricular opportunities that will:

  • Expose students to the frontiers of scholarship and creative activity and the complexities of an interdependent world;
  • Ensure individual interactions among students, faculty, and staff;
  • Nurture an environment that values and manifests diversity, free expression, academic freedom, personal integrity, and mutual respect; and
  • Promote opportunities for personal growth, physical health, athletic competition, and leadership development for all members of the University community.

As Wyoming's only university, we are committed to outreach and service that extend our human talent and technological capacity to serve the people in our communities, our state, the nation, and the world.

The primary vehicles for identifying the specific actions and resource allocations needed to accomplish this complex mission are the University's strategic plans, revised periodically.

University of Wyoming Non-Discrimination Statement

The University is committed to equal opportunity for all persons in all facets of the University’s operations. The University’s policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religions, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations. It shall also be the policy of the University to utilize an affirmative action approach in the recruiting, hiring and promotion of women, people of color and other persons from designated groups covered by federal statutes, executive orders and implementing regulations in order to achieve a diverse workforce and student body.

For more information please see UW Regulation 1-3 (Equal Employment Opportunity/Diversity Program).

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