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About

Show Me Renewal is the University of Missouri’s plan to protect the health and safety of our community and reaffirm the university’s core missions.

The COVID-19 outbreak remains one of the greatest and most comprehensive challenges MU, and higher education more broadly, has faced in this lifetime. Early on, the university outlined our priorities driving our institutional response:

  • To provide all students the highest quality education (a commitment to our community).
  • To support our state’s response to this crisis through research, precision health, engagement and health care services (a commitment to our impact).

Guiding principles

As MU works to renew and continue on-campus activities, the university remains committed to the following guiding principles to reaffirm the university’s core missions of teaching, research, service and inclusive excellence:

Act with safety and expertise

Your health and well-being are our top priority. The path to renewal requires a cautious and strategic approach. We will continue to work closely with the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our own experts at MU Health Care to follow public health and safety guidelines.

Protect education and scholarship

As a public, flagship, research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), we will prioritize student success and scholarly excellence. We will not let this crisis compromise the success of our people.

Commit to innovation, collaboration and engagement

In the spirit of our comprehensive university mission, we will look for new opportunities that boost our people’s work and lean on existing strengths such as precision health that expand Mizzou’s impact.

Strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion

The Mizzou community won’t succeed if each individual Tiger can’t excel. Our work toward inclusive excellence is as critical as ever. We must prioritize policies that acknowledge and combat inequities.

Support public health efforts and outreach

As the preeminent health care provider in mid-Missouri and a global leader, the university understands the need to balance health care innovation, education and treatment to give our communities the best possible access and care.

By guiding all of our efforts with these principles, we can ensure the best possible outcome for our students, faculty and staff.