Iowa State Memorial Union

Mission Vision Values

Our Mission

We complete the college experience by developing leadership, community, and career readiness.

Our Vision

The Memorial Union will be known for transformative experiences, engaging programs, impressive facilities, outstanding services, and collaborative partnerships that align with the academic mission of campus.

As engaged global citizens, students will remember us as a key component in their personal success, as a living memorial, and as a community where all feel welcomed, valued, and have a voice.

Our Values


From customer service to service learning, we think of others first, and we recognize their work and their worth.


We are a welcoming harbor for all thoughts, ideas, opinions, individuals, and communities, and we share their stories.


We generate new ideas to solve problems, communicate, and engage.


We adapt and evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of students.

Lifelong Learning

We foster memorable learning experiences beyond the classroom that can supplement classwork, life skills, career readiness, and personal fulfillment for all ages.

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