Mission & Vision


The purpose of the Humboldt State University Center Board of Directors is to provide students of Humboldt State University with services, conveniences, and amenities requisite to the daily life of the campus. These services, conveniences, and amenities will also be provided to the campus consisting of faculty, administrators, staff and alumni, guests of the student body or campus community, as well as the general public, as long as such provisions will result in direct or indirect benefits to the students of Humboldt State University. Should conflicts arise between the aforementioned service groups, priority shall be given to students, campus community members, and the general public in descending order.

Opportunities to experience and grow in areas outside of the academic classroom are provided through organized recreational, cultural, and educational offerings; the bookstore, dining services, and other support operations and facilities. The overall purpose of the Humboldt State University Center Board of Directors is the development of persons as well as intellects.

Humboldt State University Center
Board of Directors Bylaws
Article I, Section 2


The University Center is committed to:

  • Providing the best possible service, value, and complete satisfaction for our customers;
  • Working closely with students and the campus community to ensure we provide the best possible selection of programs, educational products and┬áservices, which reflect the diverse interests and needs of the customer;
  • Providing working and professional experiences to students through part-time employment and internships;
  • Providing sufficient financial return to ensure fiscal strength, meeting internal needs for capital, and funding programs or projects as designated by the Board of Directors;
  • Providing a positive image to our customers as well as visitors to the campus and to the region;
  • Efficiently managing the business operations of the University Center and using technology as a tool to improve our productivity;
  • Being an integral member of the community that we work in.

These values reflect our ongoing commitment to our customers. Although our purpose and values remain similar from year to year, the operating environment continually changes. The mission and values of the organization provide a frame of reference to management, which is useful in planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling operations on a daily basis.