State University is a regional comprehensive, historically black, state-supported University.
In carrying out its mission, the University serves the
city of Montgomery, the state, the nation and the global
community. Its major commitments are quality programs of undergraduate
and graduate instruction, residential life, continuing education, public service, and
research provided at the most reasonable cost to individual students
The University will continue to strengthen its academic
programs in education, business and the liberal arts while giving
even greater emphasis to the science programs at the graduate
and undergraduate levels. The science emphasis is in recognition
of the gross under representation of minority professionals in this
broad and important field throughout the nation. The University
will also expand further its public service programs through strengthening
programs of service of local and state political leaders and
providing them with research-based guidance on policy and program approaches
and initiatives for addressing community problems.
aims to develop and pursue these programs in a manner
to ensure that eligible students who desire to develop and
expand their scholastic skills for personal, occupational, or professional growth
have the opportunity to do so, regardless of socioeconomic status.
Respect for the intellectual potential and dignity of students,
as individual human beings, without regard to age, sex, race,
color, cultural background, national origin, or disability, shall be paramount.