THE MISSION OF UVU

Utah Valley University is an integrated university and community college that educates every student for success in work and life through excellence in engaged teaching, services, and scholarship.

Our Values

UVU's culture supports our mission of student success. Student success encompasses both terminal degrees and the holistic education of students, and we believe that we can fulfill this mission best in an environment that allows all individuals to thrive personally and professionally. To this end, UVU operates in accordance with three core values: exceptional care, exceptional accountability, and exceptional results.

 

Exceptional
CARE

We invite people to “come as you are” and let them know that “UVU has a place for you.” Care means that we strive always to “see” the person in front of us — their strengths and weaknesses, struggles and triumphs, past and potential, and inherent dignity and worth. This does not mean that we set low expectations or make excuses for poor efforts. Instead, our commitment to exceptional care means that we set the bar high and provide challenging, honest conversations and feedback because we are deeply invested in seeing every member of our community succeed.

Exceptional
ACCOUNTABILITY

We are strongly committed to working ethically and effectively. We approach each situation from a position of integrity, knowing that everything we do can help or hinder a positive student experience. We honor the resources and mandates we have been entrusted with and strive always to do our best to honor that trust. We respect each member of our community, seek to understand and fulfill our responsibilities, and recognize both individual and collective successes.

 
 

Exceptional
RESULTS

We are committed to creating opportunity systematically for as many people as possible. Our engaged curricula, programs, and partnerships address the intellectual and practical needs of our service area and the larger community. We seek to prepare our students to thrive in a rapidly changing economy and an interdependent, complex world. We aspire to greatness in all that we do, while also measuring progress against rigorous metrics that show our students are becoming competent and ethical professionals, lifelong learners, and engaged citizens.

ACTION
COMMITMENTS AND
OBJECTIVES

UVU's culture supports our mission of student success. Student success encompasses both terminal degrees and the holistic education of students, and we believe that we can fulfill this mission best in an environment that allows all individuals to thrive personally and professionally. To this end, UVU operates in accordance with three core values: exceptional care, exceptional accountability, and exceptional results.

Student Success Cycle
 

INCLUDE

Through open admission and other practices, UVU provides accessible and equitable educational opportunities for every student who wants to receive a rewarding postsecondary education.

OBJECTIVE 1:
UVU integrates educational opportunities appropriate to both community colleges and universities.

OBJECTIVE 2:
UVU provides accessible, equitable, and culturally diverse learning experiences and resources for students of all backgrounds, including those historically underrepresented in higher education.

OBJECTIVE 3:
UVU fosters an inviting, safe, and supportive environment in which students, faculty, and staff can succeed.

ENGAGE

UVU delivers rigorous, meaningful, and experiential learning opportunities driven by a shared responsibility for student success.

OBJECTIVE 1:
UVU faculty, staff, and students practice excellent, engaged teaching and learning activities as a community of scholars, creators, and practitioners.

OBJECTIVE 2:
UVU develops relationships and outreach opportunities with students, alumni, and community stakeholders.

OBJECTIVE 3:
UVU employees demonstrate a commitment to student success, professionalism, ethics, and accountability.

 
 

ACHIEVE

UVU champions a university experience that helps student realize their educational, professional, and personal aspirations.

OBJECTIVE 1:
UVU supports students in completing their educational goals.

OBJECTIVE 2:
UVU students master the learning outcomes of the university and their programs.

OBJECTIVE 3:
UVU prepares students for success in their subsequent learning, professional, and civic pursuits.