MSU demonstrates excellence in its science, scholarship and creative endeavors, in the pursuit of knowledge to find solutions that improve the human condition. As we shape the engaged university of the 21st century, MSU has developed a coordinated Arts Strategy that recognizes the arts as “irreplaceable instruments of knowledge” and embeds them in the university’s academic mission. Bringing the strategy to life requires designing deliberate and substantive opportunities to integrate the arts into the research and teaching mission across disciplines. The comprehensive strategy includes curriculum development, collaborative grants, strategic social gatherings and support for student access to arts experiences. A key focus is developing a 21st-century arts corridor that expands on the innovative footprints of the Billman Music Pavilion and Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, designing world-class facilities to match our world-class arts faculty. Investing in the arts makes Michigan State stronger, builds community through a deepening sense of belonging and further establishes MSU as a destination for top faculty and graduate students.