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MISSION

As Pennsylvania's premier public liberal arts institution, Mansfield University offers students a personalized education that emphasizes character development, scholarly growth, cultural awareness, and community service. By preparing our students for productive careers and meaningful lives, we positively influence the world.

VISION

As Pennsylvania's only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities (COPLAC), Mansfield University is the state's premier public liberal arts institution. We are committed to enhancing our identity as a small, distinctive, affordable alternative to private liberal arts colleges.

POSITIONING STATEMENT

Mansfield University is Pennsylvania's premier public liberal arts institution. Mansfield is dedicated to a personalized education with all programs grounded in the liberal arts. Mansfield is also dedicated to developing innovative ways for students to receive our high quality education at an affordable cost. As a small, public university, we are committed to promoting leadership development through character, scholarship, cultural awareness, and service to others. Through our passion for learning, we positively influence the world.

ACADEMIC PROMISE

Mansfield University provides a personal, interdisciplinary, liberal arts education that focuses on the values of our creed, preparing our students for their first and subsequent careers in a rapidly changing world.

MOTTO AND CREED

"Character, Scholarship, Culture, Service."

In 1912, our student body adopted the above words, emphasizing their order: "Character as the essential, Scholarship as the means, Culture as the enrichment, and Service as the end of all worthy endeavors."

CHARACTER

We believe in integrity. We act with honesty and respect toward others. We take responsibility for our actions and reflect on their impact on ourselves and others.

SCHOLARSHIP

We believe in learning. We use rigorous, responsible, and critical inquiry to understand existing knowledge, acquire and share new knowledge, and apply what we learn. Each of us is both student and teacher.

CULTURE

We believe in celebrating humanity. We enrich ourselves and others by sharing and exploring our similarities and differences. We honor the past as we invent the future.

SERVICE

We believe in helping others. We work with others to improve the communities in which we now live and will touch in the future. Knowledge invests us with the power to improve our world and the responsibility to act.

TALKING POINTS

  • Mansfield University is Pennsylvania's Premier Public Liberal Arts University.
  • Mansfield University is a small university located in the beautiful Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania.
  • Mansfield University is recognized as a College of Distinction and is the only university in the state of Pennsylvania that is recognized as a distinct member of COPLAC, The Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.
  • Mansfield University's Commonwealth Scholars program, is a scholarship program developed for high achieving Pennsylvania residents.
  • Mansfield University's Tuition Enhanced Award for Merit (TEAM) program, is a tuition incentive (reduction) program developed for our high achieving out-of-state and international students.
  • Mansfield University's FREEZE Individual Tuition (FIT) program guarantees a student's tuition rate remains constant for eight semesters over five consecutive years.
  • Mansfield University's FREEZE Housing Rates program guarantees a student's housing rate remains constant until the student ceases occupancy in the residence halls.
  • Mansfield University's FREEZE programs provide a four year financial plan for families that remains constant.
  • Mansfield University is dedicated to a personalized education with all programs grounded in the liberal arts.
  • MU students experience hands-on learning across a multitude of disciplines, preparing them to succeed in their first and subsequent careers.
  • MU students have the opportunity to work side by side with their professors using 21st century technology and conducting undergraduate research.
  • Mansfield University's membership in the International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP), opens study abroad options with 150 universities in over 50 countries. At MU, students always have the opportunity to make the world their classroom.
  • Mansfield University was the first Pennsylvania state institution to grant a certificate to teach music.
  • Mansfield, Pennsylvania is home to the world's first night football game, played in 1892.

PERSONALITY

The below attributes are essential aspects of Mansfield University's identity and should guide the tone of University communications.

Small Size
Liberal Arts
FREEZE
Character
Opportunities
Transformative
Hands-on
Explorative
World Readiness
Integrated
Community
Ownership
Personalized
Family
Affordable


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