Mission Statement: Grambling State University is a comprehensive historically-black public institution that offers a broad spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs of study. Through its undergraduate major courses of study which are under girded by a traditional liberal arts program and through its graduate school which has a decidedly professional focus the University embraces its founding principle of educational opportunity. With a commitment to the education of minorities in American society the University seeks to reflect in all of its programs the diversity present in the world. The university advances the study and preservation of African American history art and culture. Grambling State University is a community of learners who strive for excellence in their pursuit of knowledge and who seek to contribute to their respective major academic disciplines. The University prepares its graduates to compete and succeed in careers related to its programs of study to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and to lead productive lives as informed citizens in a democratic society. The University provides its students a living and learning environment which nurtures their development for leadership in academics athletics campus governance and in their future pursuits. The University affords each student the opportunity to pursue any program of study provided that the student makes reasonable progress and demonstrates that progress in standard ways. Grambling fosters in its students a commitment to service and to the improvement in the quality of life for all persons. The University expects that all persons who matriculate and who are employed at Grambling will reflect through their study and work that the University is indeed a place where all persons are valued “where everybody is somebody.