DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE
The Department of Theatre at Oklahoma State University, as a cultural force for the state of Oklahoma, is committed to providing students at the university with a comprehensive professionally focused theatre education within the context of a liberal arts education which:
- Embraces the values of a liberal arts education;
- Fosters lifelong intellectual pursuit;
- Develops critical thinking and creative, collaborative, and communication skills;
- Enables professional careers; and
- Creates works of theatre that educate students, enrich the cultural life of our communities, and maintain a regional reputation for excellence.
The Department of Theatre at Oklahoma State University will be a faculty of nationally and internationally known scholars/artists who achieve distinction and excellence in scholarship and/or creative activities. Through outstanding teaching and mentoring, the department will provide comprehensive undergraduate and graduate Theatre programs of national prominence, producing well-educated and highly skilled scholar-artists.
Diversity : We respect others values, diversity of opinions, freedom of expression, and all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We are committed to promoting greater diversity in the college.
Integrity : We are committed to the principles of truth, honesty, and we will be equitable, ethical, and professional. We model collaboration through collegiality and expect the same standards from our students.
Service : We believe that serving others is a noble and worthy endeavor.
Intellectual Freedom : We believe in ethical and scholarly questioning in an environment that respects the rights of all to freely pursue knowledge. We are committed to academic freedom.
Excellence: We seek excellence in all our endeavors, and we are committed to continuous improvement. We will continually renew knowledge of contemporary developments in theatre and related industries, and strive toward innovation and experimentation. We are committed to outstanding research, scholarly and creative activity, and effective high-quality teaching.
Stewardship of Resources : We are dedicated to the efficient and effective use of resources. We accept the responsibility of the public's trust and are accountable for our actions.