College Strategy

College Strategy

Bruno's CafePenn State Behrend Vision

It is the vision of Penn State Behrend to be:

  • A premier destination, known nationally and internationally, for innovative teaching, research, and outreach; 
  • A transformative partner in the region and within the Penn State system; and 
  • A recognized model for an engaged 21st century land-grant educational institution.


Penn State Behrend Mission

Our mission is:

  • To provide high-quality innovative educational, research, and outreach/service programs in a student-centered learning environment; 
  • To equip students with the competitive skills, knowledge, and diverse perspectives to thrive in a 21st century global economy; 
  • To focus college strengths on disciplines, interdisciplinary programs, and expertise clusters that fit existing and developing strengths of the region and eventually broader geographic regions; and
  • To collaborate with others to advance student learning, applied research, and economic development.