- Enrich Student Experience
- Encourage Gathering
- Facilitate Collaboration
- Expand UND's Presence
- Enhance Quality of Life
Exceptional UND is a vision roadmap outlining five strategic priorities.
Enrich the Student Experience
An education founded on the liberal arts prepares students for a lifetime of success. With innovative initiatives such as our state-of-the-art SCALE-UP classroom and engaging first-year student experiences, we continuously advance teaching and learning. Exceptional UND enriches the student experience by providing an environment that is challenging yet rewarding, and full of resources and opportunities to prepare the next generation of leaders.
Personal interactions are the life of the university. We thrive by gathering and sharing, challenging and exploring, supporting and understanding. By cultivating connections, improving facilities, and amplifying the student voice, we encourage gathering through initiatives such as Orientation and Welcome Weekend and visionary building projects at the School of Law, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, and Athletics. Exceptional UND is strengthened as we build enthusiasm and a sense of belonging.
Every collaboration helps us grow. That's why Exceptional UND enhances support for interdisciplinary teaching, cutting-edge global research, teamwork, and creative activity. Exceptional UND promotes innovative and productive collaboration among all sectors of the university community, from interdisciplinary academic programs to extracurricular activities, and supports close partnerships with state leaders to serve the public. By working together, we build an Exceptional UND.
Expand UND's Presence
Our reach extends beyond campus. Exceptional UND promotes a vibrant relationship with the Grand Cities by partnering with community organizations, fostering creative endeavors, and extending academic programs. We work to meet the socioeconomic needs of North Dakota and extend our presence through initiatives such as the UND Art Collections and the Unmanned Aircraft Systems program, which enhance our regional, national, and international exposure.
Enhance Quality of Life
Exceptional UND invests in its most important asset – our people. We promote life balance, provide opportunities for career and personal development, celebrate diversity, art and culture, and maintain an environment of openness and appreciation. Through initiatives such as Healthy UND 2020, University Within the University, and Diversity Advisory Council, UND continues to be recognized for being safe, family friendly, and committed to health and wellness.