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A guiding vision
Being a Coug means you’re at one of the leading Universities in the nation.
It also means we have a vision for what we want to achieve and continue to become.

This is our vision of what it means to be a Coug.

In a world defined equally by tremendous opportunities and rapid change, the vision of the Washington State University system is built on the foundational purposes of the land-grant university: to provide education to all, to conduct scholarly inquiry that benefits society, and to share expertise that boosts the lives of individuals and communities.

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Describing our vision

WSU will be a leading land-grant institution

WSU will be the university of choice for student success

WSU will be known for the upward social mobility of graduates

WSU will benefit the people of the state of Washington

WSU truly will become the state’s university

WSU’s stature as a university will be dramatically elevated

WSU’s research will continue to change the state, nation, and world

WSU’s system will be known for integrated and informed communities

WSU’s system will achieve a deeper responsiveness to communities

WSU faculty and staff at all locations will feel inspired, engaged, and supported

WSU pride will grow as people become even more engaged

WSU community will be connected as OneWSU