Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2024-2025 University of Wyoming Catalog

Mission Statement

University of Wyoming Mission Statement

We honor our heritage as the state’s flagship and land-grant university by providing accessible and affordable higher education of the highest quality; rigorous scholarship; the communication and application of knowledge; economic and community development; and responsible stewardship of our cultural, historical and natural resources.

In the exercise of our primary mission to promote learning, we seek to provide academic and co-curricular opportunities that will:

  • Graduate students who have experienced the frontiers of scholarship and creative activity and who are prepared for the complexities of an interdependent world;
  • Cultivate a community of learning energized by collaborative work among students, faculty, staff and external partners.
  • Nurture an environment that values and manifests diversity, internationalization, free expression, academic freedom, personal integrity and mutual respect; and
  • Promote opportunities for personal health and growth, physical health, athletic competition and leadership development for all members of the university community.

University of Wyoming Non-Discrimination Statement

The University of Wyoming is committed to equal opportunity for all persons in all facets of the University’s operations and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University will provide all applicants for admission or employment, and all University employees and students with equal opportunity without regard to race, gender, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, ancestry, political belief, pregnancy, or any other applicable protected category or participation in any protected activity. The University’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all matters relating to its education programs and activities including recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, demotions, transfers, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

The University is also committed to complying with all applicable state and federal statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders related to equal opportunity and has an audit and reporting system to facilitate compliance.

It is the continuing, active, individual responsibility of each principal Administrative Officer, Dean, Department and Division Head or Supervisor to assure that the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy is followed when making decisions relating to education, recruiting, hiring, training, or promoting qualified persons.

Retaliating against any individual for filing a complaint or participating in an investigation in good faith is strictly prohibited by law and University policy. Persons who violate this policy may be subject to disciplinary action and/or sanctions. Retaliation exists when an individual harasses, intimidates, or takes other adverse actions against a person because of the person’s participation in an investigation of discrimination or sexual misconduct or their support of someone involved in an investigation of discrimination or sexual misconduct.

For more information, please see UW Regulation 4-1 (Equal Education and Employment Opportunity).

University Communication Statement

The University of Wyoming assigned email account shall be one of the official means of communication with all students, faculty, and staff. All community members are responsible for all information sent to them via their University assigned email account. Members who choose to manually forward mail from their University email accounts are responsible for ensuring that all information, including attachments, is transmitted in its entirety to the preferred account.

All faculty, staff, and students are required to maintain an @uwyo.edu computer account. This account provides both an online identification key and a University official email address. The University sends much of its correspondence solely through email. This includes, but is not limited to, policy announcements, student account billing notifications, emergency notices, meeting and event notifications, course syllabi and requirements, and correspondence between faculty, staff, and students. Such correspondence is mailed only to the University official email address.

Faculty, staff, and students are expected to check their email on a frequent and consistent basis in order to stay current with University-related communications.

Faculty, staff, and students have the responsibility to recognize that certain communications may be time-critical.