(Excerpted from the OSU General Catalog)
Outstanding programs, people, and location make Oregon State an exciting and vibrant university--one that is internationally renowned. Oregon State University is Oregon's land, sea, space, and sun grant university with nearly 25,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries
You may view the OSU mission statement at http://oregonstate.edu/main/mission.
The OSU "Guiding Principles" are listed in the general catalog. The highlight of these principles reads:
"We have the responsibility to students, staff, and faculty to help them grow personally and professionally. We have a responsibility to society to contribute to its social, aesthetic, and economic well-being."
For more information about OSU, please visit the About OSU page.