Mission and Core Themes
Idaho State University Mission Statement
Idaho State University is a public research-based institution that advances scholarly and creative endeavors through academic instruction and the creation of new knowledge, research, and artistic works. ISU provides leadership in the health professions, biomedical, and pharmaceutical sciences, as well as serving the region and the nation through delivery of preeminent technical, undergraduate, graduate, professional, and interdisciplinary education. The University fosters a culture of diversity and engages and impacts communities through partnerships and services.
Core Theme One: Learning and Discovery
Idaho State University fosters student learning and discovery through teaching, research and creative activity. ISU delivers high quality academic programs at all levels: technical certificates; undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees; and postgraduate professional training.
Core Theme Two: Access and Opportunity
Idaho State University provides diverse pathways to retention and graduation through educational preparation, academic and co-curricular opportunities, and extensive student support services.
Core Theme Three: Leadership in the Health Sciences
Idaho State University provides statewide leadership in the health sciences. With academic support of its colleges and the division, the University offers a broad spectrum of degree levels and provides residency training in the health professions. New knowledge is created through biomedical, translational, clinical, rural, and health services research. Teaching, research, practice, and community partnerships provide interprofessional education and excellence in patient care. University clinics provide an environment for learning, inquiry and comprehensive health care service to the community.
Core Theme Four: Community Engagement and Impact
As an integral component of the community, Idaho State University develops partnerships and affiliations through the exchange of knowledge, resources, research, and expertise. Through a diverse university staff, faculty, and student body, ISU provides cultural, social, economic and other opportunities to enrich the lives of citizens.