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Mission of the University

Mission Statement

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students, focused on the continuous improvement of its people, and responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking, demands the rigorous pursuit of new knowledge and deeper understanding, cultivates meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships, fosters global citizenship, and strives to transform lives and improve the human condition.

Vision Statement

Bridgewater State University aspires to be a community in which: 

  • All students, regardless of socioeconomic background, have full and equal access to the educational opportunities and social experiences that best prepare and inspire them to build purposeful lives of their choosing. 
  • All employees, regardless of role or position, are deeply engaged in the creation and enhancement of these opportunities and experiences. 
  • All members of the community readily embrace the University’s values of fairness, respect, dignity and free expression, causing them to think beyond the self and to be engaged in the advancement of the greater good.