Policy 1102 – Board of Regents’ Mission Statement for Louisiana Tech University

Revision Date: 2008

Original Effective Date: 2001

Responsible Office: Office of the President

Reference: Board of Regents, State of Louisiana


Louisiana Tech University recognizes its threefold obligation to advance the state
of knowledge, to disseminate knowledge, and to provide strong outreach and service
programs and activities. To fulfill its obligations, the university will maintain
a strong research, creative environment, and intellectual environment that encourages
the development and application of knowledge. Recognizing that service is an important
function of every university, the Louisiana Tech provides outreach programs and activities
to meet the needs of the region and the state.

Louisiana Tech views graduate study and research as integral to the university’s purpose.
Committed to graduate education through the doctorate, it will conduct research appropriate
to the level of academic programs offered and will have a defined ratio of undergraduate
to graduate enrollment. Doctoral programs will continue to focus on fields of study
in which the University has the ability to achieve national competitiveness or to
respond to specific state or regional needs. As such, Louisiana Tech will provide
leadership for the region’s engineering, science and business innovation.

Louisiana Tech is categorized as an SREB Four-Year 2 institution, as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research
University, and as a SACSCOC Level VI institution. Louisiana Tech will not offer associate
degree programs. The university maintains defined standards for admission. Louisiana
Tech is located in Region VII.