RSU Mission

Our mission at Rogers State University is to ensure students develop the skills and knowledge required to achieve professional and personal goals in dynamic local and global communities. Our commitments, which support the RSU mission, are as follows:

  • To provide quality associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree opportunities and educational experiences which foster student excellence in oral and written communications, scientific reasoning, and critical and creative thinking.
  • To promote an atmosphere of academic and intellectual freedom and respect for diverse expression in an environment of physical safety that is supportive of teaching and learning
  • To provide a general liberal arts education that supports specialized academic program and prepares students for lifelong learning and service in a diverse society.
  • To provide students with a diverse, innovative faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarly pursuits, and continuous improvement of programs.
  • To provide University-wide student services, activities, and resources that complement academic programs.
  • To support and strengthen student, faculty, and administrative structures that promote shared governance of the institution.
  • To promote and encourage student, faculty, staff, and community interaction in a positive academic climate that creates opportunities for cultural, intellectual, and personal enrichment for the University and the communities it serves.
  • To assist both freshmen and transfer students through their first year at RSU in their professional and personal goals. Learners, who feel more connected at the university and supported by faculty and staff, are more successful and more satisfied with their overall college experience.

RSU Vision

Rogers State University will be the regional university of choice for northeast Oklahoma and beyond while achieving recognition as a model for excellence in on-ground and online academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Rogers State University has advanced its reputation for quality undergraduate education since becoming a four-year university in 2000 as evidenced by its U.S. News and World Report ranking as one of the top 50 public regional colleges in the West. RSU focuses on excellence in teaching and learning while seeking to become a regional leader in Quality Matters approved distance education.

As a regional university of choice, RSU cultivates a vibrant campus culture while delivering substantive, relevant degree programs that align with area workforce needs. Through curricular and co-curricular offerings, RSU promotes and embraces cultural diversity and global awareness.