"At Mansfield University, we develop leaders. We accomplish this by focusing on the four core values that have been our tradition since 1912: Character, Scholarship, Culture, and Service."
The Department of Academic Initiatives at Mansfield University works closely with agencies across campus to facilitate student success. The goal of the department is to increase the persistence and graduation rates of students enrolled in our programs by offering academic, personal, financial, and career support to help students develop the values of the Mansfield Creed (Character, Culture, Scholarship, Service). The staff members work diligently to empower the students to become critical thinkers who take responsibility for developing strategies to succeed not only in college, but in their professional lives beyond college. In doing so, our department helps foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of underprepared college students.