Mission Statements

WCU Mission Statement
Western Carolina University creates learning opportunities that incorporate teaching, research, service, and engagement through on campus, off campus, on-line and international experiences. The university focuses its undergraduate, master's and three doctoral programs, educational outreach, research, creative, and cultural activities to sustain and improve individual lives and enhance economic and community development in Western Carolina and beyond.

Student Affairs Mission Statement
In support of the mission of the university, the Division of Student Affairs is committed to student personal, social and intellectual development within a diverse community by providing comprehensive programs, services, outreach activities and facilities which enhance the ability of current and prospective students to apply learning outcomes, develop independent thought, take advantage of community involvement and understand global responsibility.

A.K. Hinds University Center Vision & Mission Statements
Vision Statement
Assist students in bridging the gap between academics and co-curricular activities to enhance students' educational experience and personal growth.

Mission Statement
As part of the mission of Western Carolina University, the A.K. Hinds University Center provides program support, services, facilities, and amenities for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests of the campus community. The UC provides resources to the campus community for curricular and co-curricular opportunities in an environment which enhances the overall academic and community life experience.


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