Strategic Planning


We prepare our students for life, work and citizenship in the twenty-first century.


Through active discovery, applied knowledge and creative interaction, we positively transform our students and the communities where they live and work.

Our vision defined

St. Cloud State University makes a positive, long-term impact on the lives of our students. We provide rigorous and relevant academic experiences with engaged, active learning opportunities in an intellectually vibrant, inclusive and diverse campus community. Our graduates are well-prepared to act as responsible global citizens and professionals who remain actively connected with our university.

Learning Commitments

  • Active and applied learning
  • Community engagement
  • Sustainability
  • Global and cultural understanding

Approved by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees April 20, 2011.


Strategic Action Plan

  • Integrated student experience
  • Rigorous and relevant programs that include applied learning opportunities
  • Community Engagement
  • Vibrant,involved and diverse campus
  • Environmental, organizational and social sustainability
  • Institutional capacity for excellence and innovation

Strategic Action Plan - final approved September 25, 2012



Other Strategic Planning Documents:

SPC Charge (pdf)

SPC Membership and Terms (pdf)