Guiding principles

As we work to renew and continue on-campus activities, we remain 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. It’s important to note that while the Show Me Renewal Plan represents a significant step forward in getting back to the campus and traditions we all love, it remains a living document. There is no blueprint for how the world will evolve during and after this pandemic. We will continue to rely on your feedback and support as we build a future defined by the values and experiences that make Mizzou special.