From its founding, North Georgia College & State University has been a leadership institution dedicated to these propositions:
- The American way of life depends on the leadership of superior citizens who maintain the ideals of freedom through hard work and eternal vigilance.
- With the rights and privileges of citizenship, quality men and women must assume responsibility for the leadership of those around them. A part of this obligation is to be prepared to serve in the defense of the United States if needed.
- The freedom of this nation rests upon a viable economy and strong defense, which in turn require a continuing source of leaders with the intellectual, moral, and physical attributes to perform effectively in a wide variety of leadership, management, and administrative positions.
- Leadership instruction and training, through emphasis on cooperation, responsiveness, loyalty, appearance, self-confidence, and personal responsibilities, provide invaluable preparation for the successful pursuit of careers spanning a broad range of civic endeavors.
North Georgia has a long and distinguished tradition as a leadership institution. Students have been attracted by the camaraderie, individual attention, self-discipline, and the leadership opportunities the military program offers.