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Mission Statement

We honor our heritage as the state’s flagship and land-grant university by providing accessible and affordable higher education of the highest quality; rigorous scholarship; the communication and application of knowledge; 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:

  • Graduate students who have experienced the frontiers of scholarship and creative activity and who are prepared for the complexities of an interdependent world;
  • Cultivate a community of learning energized by collaborative work among students, faculty, staff and external partners;
  • Nurture an environment that values and manifests diversity, internationalization, free expression, academic freedom, personal integrity and mutual respect; and
  • Promote opportunities for personal health and growth, physical health, athletic competition and leadership development for all members of the university community.

As Wyoming’s only public university, we are committed to scholarship, 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.

University of Wyoming Non-Discrimination Statement

The University is committed to equal opportunity for all persons in all facets of the University’s operations and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University will provide all applications for admissions, employment and all University employees with equal opportunity without regard to race, gender, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, ancestry, political belief, or any other applicable protected category or participation in any protected activity. The University ensures non-discriminatory practices in all matters relating to its education programs and activities and extends the same non-discriminatory practices to recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, demotions, transfers, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

The University is also committed to complying with all of the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), issued pursuant to Executive Order 11246, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and has an audit and reporting system to facilitate compliance.

It is the continuing, active, individual responsibility of each principal Administrative Officer, Dean, Department and Division Head or Supervisor to assure that the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy is followed when making decisions related to recruiting, hiring, training or promoting qualified persons.

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


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