The following is a very rough sketch of a mission statement. Please, provide some feedback on this or suggest some alternate statements. The ideas and the wording are both completely open to change.
"Founded in the belief that the privatization of the University threatens both its intellectual caliber and its civic mission, that a University modeled on a “marketplace of ideas” inevitably rewards only those ideas that sell and serves only those customers who can afford them, [Organization X] exists to fight the corporatization of the University of Minnesota. By strengthening the campus community and by building ties to the surrounding community, it aims to ensure that the University upholds its traditional land-grant mission of serving the public."