Penn State Beaver, as a campus of The Pennsylvania State University system, shall serve students in the region who want to remain local while pursuing a limited number of highly-desirable baccalaureate degrees, and students who want to start locally but complete their pursuit of a wide array of baccalaureate degrees elsewhere within the University.
In addition, the campus shall serve students from throughout the United States and abroad who wish to start and/or finish their academic career at Penn State in a small campus environment. The campus will deliver academic and out-of-class programs that foster intercultural understanding, diversity, and the free expression of practices and beliefs.
The Beaver campus shall provide a rigorous learning environment with highly engaged students supported through small classes, individual attention, and the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research, public service, and co-curricular activities and programs. Campus faculty members shall serve their profession and society through research, scholarship, and creative activities that promote the creation of knowledge, enhanced quality of life, outreach, and economic development, supporting a well-educated workforce positioned to assume leadership roles in the workplace and society.