OSU's Land Grant Status:
Vision, Mission & Values

osuThe Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities was created in 1996 by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), now called the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), to:

  • Help define the future direction of public universities; and
  • Recommend an agenda to accelerate the change process.

Kellogg grants have been awarded to OSU and have been instrumental in instituting change across the organization.

The Kellogg Commission has written seven reports from 1997 to 2001, in which OSU participated, highlighting the need for Land-Grant institutions to remain focused on their roots. The themes emphasized include:

  • Renewing the covenant of learning, discovery and engagement
  • Student access
  • Engagement with society to meet local and world needs
  • A learning society
  • Creating a coherent campus culture

These themes bring to focus what is practical and useful—creating broad access, solving problems, advancing rural economy and communities, and serving people.

MORE... (from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities website)