DSU’s Mission and Core Themes

(Approved by the Board of Trustees on November 6, 2015)
Dixie State University is a public comprehensive university dedicated to rigorous learning and the enrichment of the professional and personal lives of its students and community by providing opportunities that engage the unique Southern Utah environment and resources.

Core Themes (L.E.O.)


“Preparing knowledgeable and competent active learners, by delivering excellent teaching in a student-centered environment.”


“Maintaining active involvement and positive collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and the community to foster economic and community development, facilitating educational, cultural recreational enrichment.”


“Valuing inclusion, access, diversity, equity, service and citizenship.”