As part of the Strategic Planning process, the mission and vision statements for the university have been revised. These statements were submitted and approved by the IHL Board (March 2009).
Alcorn State University, a Historically Black College and University, is a comprehensive land-grant institution that celebrates a rich heritage with a diverse student and faculty population. The University emphasizes intellectual development and lifelong learning through the integration of diverse pedagogies, applied and basic research, cultural and professional programs, public service and outreach, while providing access to globally competitive academic and research programs. Alcorn strives to prepare graduates to be well-rounded future leaders of high character and to be successful in the global marketplace of the 21st century.
Alcorn State University will become a premier
comprehensive land-grant university. It will develop diverse students into
globally competitive leaders and apply scientific research, through
collaborative partnerships that benefit the surrounding communities, states,
nation, and world.