Office of the Provost
and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Mission Statement

University Mission Statement

Georgia Southern University is a public comprehensive and Carnegie Doctoral/Research university offering associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in nationally accredited programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines.

The University provides transformative learning opportunities to meet the needs of a diverse student population through its legacy of commitment to academic excellence and personal attention. Through the shared resources of its multiple locations, the University creates vibrant learning environments that foster an inclusive, student-centered culture of engagement designed to prepare students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities. The University enhances the quality of life and drives economic development in the Coastal Georgia region, the State of Georgia, and beyond by supporting collaborative efforts in technological innovation, scientific advancement, education, health services, artistic creativity, and cultural enrichment. Faculty, staff, and students embrace the values of integrity, civility, kindness, respect, sustainability, citizenship, and social responsibility in every facet of the University.

Approved by the Board of Regents, April 19, 2017.

Academic Affairs Mission Statement

Academic Affairs has as its mission the responsibility for oversight of the University’s distinctive roles in teaching, scholarship, and service. It promotes and assures a University culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice in all teaching and learning environments and endeavors, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Academic Affairs assures that Georgia Southern’s nationally accredited academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies prepare a diverse and select undergraduate and graduate student population for leadership and service as world citizens. Supporting the actualization of this mission, the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the chief academic administrative office for the University. The office works closely with the Provost and an extensive group of campus colleagues to set academic policies, implement academic strategic plans, promote and support campus-wide academic initiatives, and provide oversight for budgetary and development priorities.

Last updated: 1/26/2018

Office of the Provost • PO Box 8022, Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5258