Iowa State University Alumni Association

Mission, Vision & Guiding Principles

Mission and Vision:

Founded in 1878, the ISU Alumni Association's long-held mission is to facilitate the lifetime connection of alumni, students, and friends with Iowa State University and each other. Our vision is to be the central organization serving and connecting all alumni and members of the Iowa State family.

Alumni Association Guiding Principles:

Provide exemplary customer service
We pride ourselves in offering high-quality service and programs with integrity and honesty.

Be innovative
We aspire to keep our programs and services relevant to our constituents by employing creativity, innovation, and flexibility.

Nurture loyalty, pride, and tradition
We work to strengthen the powerful attributes of loyalty, pride, and tradition in our alumni, students, and friends that contribute to the excellence of Iowa State University.

Communicate openly
We value open communication, both within the Alumni Association staff and among Iowa State University alumni, students, faculty/staff, and friends. 

Promote collaboration
We seek out partnerships with other individuals and groups both on and off campus.

Build a positive team and family spirit
We value and respect each other as individuals, work well together as a team, and respect each other’s work/life balance. We work hard, and we play hard to cultivate a fun work environment.

Be passionate
We are passionate about Iowa State University and about our work.

Culture Statement:

We value diversity and inclusion. We welcome all, recognize and value differences, and seek alternative perspectives in all we do.



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