To be one of the nation’s MOST INNOVATIVE PUBLIC RESEARCH universities, known for providing IMPACTFUL STUDENT EXPERIENCES and DRIVING PROSPERITY for the people and communities we serve.  



The mission of Wichita State University is to be an essential EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL and ECONOMIC DRIVER for Kansas and the greater public good.


Core Values

Values that have always underlined the culture at Wichita State.

  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Personal responsibility
  • Collaboration
  • Access
  • Equity

Distinctive Values

Values necessary to achieve the goals of the strategic plan.

  • Seizing opportunities
  • Adaptive approaches
  • Positive risk-taking
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Knowledge creation and dynamic educational opportunities