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

The content of this policy will be moved to another location on Tech’s website at the completion of the campus-wide policy review project led by the Policy Advisory Committee.


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.