Our Beliefs


The MTSU Department of Communication Studies celebrates and affirms differences among people from all backgrounds.  We embrace diversity both seen and unseen, strive for inclusion for students, faculty, and staff, commit to ourselves to equity in interaction and process, and actively promote social justice for all persons.  Our department cultivates an environment that empowers individuals from underrepresented and/or historically marginalized groups.  We serve our students, campus, and community by developing communication skills that promote understanding, respect, empathy, and critical thinking.


The Communication major and the Department of Communication Studies mission is to engage in the development and instruction of our students' skills, knowledge, and abilities that can lead to rewarding personal growth and career opportunities. We are committed to engaging students in the communication discipline, mentoring students to succeed, transforming our teaching and research, and partnering with others in our campus, community, and discipline.


The Department of Communication Studies at Middle Tennessee State University values:
   1.  improving knowledge and discourse in our classrooms and communities;
   2.  promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion for our students and colleagues;
   3.  building pathways to success for our students;
   4.  developing our instructional and research footprint in the discipline of communication.

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