OU Mission and Strategic Plan

Oakland University Mission

Oakland University is a preeminent metropolitan university that is recognized as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective. We engage students in distinctive educational experiences that connect to the unique and diverse opportunities within and beyond our region.

Through faculty-driven and student-engaged research, scholarship, and creative activity, Oakland University advances knowledge and art in a diverse and inclusive environment.

“Oakland University cultivates the full potential of a diverse and inclusive community. As a public doctoral institution, we impact Michigan and the world through education, research, scholarship and creative activity.”

Oakland University is an active community partner providing thriving civic, cultural, and recreational opportunities and valuable public service.

Strategic Plan

As stated in the plan’s approved Affirmation Statement:

“The University’s three goals are a concise expression of our institutional aspirations. Thus, it is important to recognize that student success is meant to encompass the full range of student experiences and opportunities while at the University. We also recognize that an intrinsic part of achieving these goals must include ensuring the University’s excellence and the attainment of its mission through effective institutional processes, shared decision-making and transparent best practices.”

View the Strategic Plan.