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Penn State Beaver will fulfill its unique 21st Century land-grant responsibilities by providing student access to one of the nation’s premier universities through the integration of teaching, research, and service in a small, student-centered learning environment.

Mission Statement
Penn State Beaver, as a campus of The Pennsylvania State University system, shall serve students in the region who want to remain local while pursuing a limited number of highly-desirable baccalaureate degrees, and students who want to start locally but complete their pursuit of a wide array of baccalaureate degrees elsewhere within the University. In addition, the campus shall serve students from throughout the United States and abroad who wish to start and/or finish their academic career at Penn State in a small campus environment.  The Beaver campus shall provide a rigorous learning environment with highly-engaged students supported through small classes, individual attention, and the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research, public service, and co-curricular activities and programs. Campus faculty members shall serve their profession and society through research, scholarship, and creative activities that promote the creation of knowledge, enhanced quality of life, outreach, and economic development, supporting a well-educated workforce positioned to assume leadership roles in the workplace and society.

We are dedicated to:

Creating the best possible educational environment for the students, the campus community, and the public.

Diversity and inclusiveness, global engagement, cultural competence, ethical behavior, and personal integrity, in a safe, welcoming, respectful environment.

Creative problem-solving, effective communication, innovative risk-taking, and continuous improvement. 

Supporting personal and professional growth for all members of the campus community.

Creating a climate of collaboration with others.

Sustainability as the pursuit of human health and happiness, environmental quality, and economic well-being for current and future generations.

Using our talents and resources to improve the human condition.