The University of Arkansas is a comprehensive, multi-campus, publicly aided institution dedicated to the improvement of the mind and spirit through the development and dissemination of knowledge. The university embraces and expands the historic trust inherent in the land-grant philosophy by providing access to academic and professional education, by developing intellectual growth and cultural awareness in its students, and by applying knowledge and research skills to an ever-changing human condition. (Adopted by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, 1989)