Values and Mission

Department of Sociology Values and Mission Statements


Our Values

MSU Sociology endorses our core values when fulfilling our mission and striving to realize our vision.
  • We foster a collaborative intellectual community that supports rigorous and impactful scholarship.
  • We advance social justice and challenge power structures through our research, teaching, and engagement.
  • We employ collective decision-making processes based on transparency, accountability, and equitable access to and distribution of resources and responsibilities.
  • We cultivate a climate based in mutual support, trust, and respect to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion for all faculty, staff, and students.
  • We perform mentoring and teaching that strengthen our collective identity as professional sociologists.


Our Mission

MSU Sociology addresses major societal challenges through:
  • generating high-quality research;
  • facilitating lifelong learning; and
  • performing impactful engagement.


College of Social Science Code of Community Conduct