Mission Statements have been established at three levels:
The University - The mission of Southern University and A&M College, an Historically Black, 1890 land-grant institution, is to provide opportunities for a diverse student population to achieve a high-quality, global educational experience, to engage in scholarly research and creative activities, and to give meaningful public service to the community, the state, the nation, and the world so that Southern University graduates are competent, informed, and productive citizens.
The College - The mission of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Southern University is to provide its students with a high-quality education which will enable them to successfully compete within all dimensions, while making significant contributions to society.
The Department - The mission of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Southern University is to provide students with a high-quality education in at least four of the major disciplines of civil engineering - enabling them to practice globally and engage in advanced study - while making significant contributions to society.
Each of the mission statements recognize the uniqueness and responsibility that embolden and drive Southern University. The commitment of the University, the College, and Civil Engineering department to facilitating an enriching environment whereby high-quality engagement leads to exceptional graduates with an ethos to serve the profession, their communities, and our world is the hallmark of our efforts to educate this next generation of leaders and molders of the world.