strategic plan 2016-2021

Student-Centeredness – Winston-Salem State University is committed to ensuring that all students achieve academic, personal, and professional development through their education. The University takes responsibility for creating and sustaining an environment that values students’ unique backgrounds and learning abilities, providing a nurturing culture that supports student success.

Excellence – Winston-Salem State University is committed to an uncompromised standard of quality and distinction in teaching, learning, scholarship, service, and operations. The university advances a dynamic, responsive, and accountable academic community where a desire to achieve the highest standards is evident both among individuals and across the institution.

Stewardship - Winston-Salem State University understands the unique mission of the university and the value it provides through the knowledge produced and the graduates it educates. To ensure the highest levels of public trust and confidence, the University is committed to structuring institutional policies, processes, and incentives to ensure highly efficient and reliable operations; professional competence and knowledge; and careful management of resources.

Integrity – Winston-Salem State University holds a deep commitment to personal and institutional fairness and honesty to ensure that the welfare of students and the University is placed foremost in all affairs and transactions.

Social Justice – Winston-Salem State University believes in a deep individual and institutional responsibility to creatively respond to injustice and work toward the establishment of just, equitable, and sustainable cultural, economic, political and social principles and practices that affirm the worth, value, and dignity of all people.

Trust – Winston-Salem State University is committed to building and reinforcing enduring bonds of goodwill among all members of our community based on an ethic of accountability, fairness, openness and transparency.

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