UVU Mission Statement

Utah Valley University is a teaching institution which provides opportunity, promotes student success, and meets regional educational needs. UVU builds on a foundation of substantive scholarly and creative work to foster engaged learning. The university prepares professionally competent people of integrity who, as life-long learners and leaders, serve as stewards of a globally interdependent community.

Institutional Research & Information Mission and Goals

Institutional Research & Information 4 Year Strategic Plan (2013-2017)

Core Themes

"Collectively, the core themes represent the institution's interpretation of its mission and translation of that interpretation into practice." (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities)

Student Success

UVU supports students in achieving their educational, professional, and personal goals.


UVU engages its communities in mutually beneficial collaboration and emphasizes engaged learning.


UVU provides opportunity for individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives and meets regional educational needs.


UVU fosters a culture of academic rigor and professional excellence.

Administrative Imperatives

UVU's Administrative Imperatives—Operate Effectively, Manage Growth, and Secure Resources—are key practices and principles critical for sustained fulfillment of its mission and core themes.

Operate Effectively

UVU utilizes best practices and transparent processes to continuously improve and responsibly use resources.

Manage Growth

UVU anticipates and appropriately responds to the region's higher education needs.

Secure Resources

UVU seeks and obtains public and private resources to fulfill its mission.