Mission and Vision

These are the principles and values that guide what we do.


Our Mission

We prepare students for lifelong success through transformational academic, professional and co-curricular programs.

Our Vision

By 2018, BVU will be recognized as a leader in blending a strong liberal arts education with professionally oriented career and life preparation for an increasingly diverse student population by:

  • ┬áProviding students with exceptional classroom and experiential learning opportunities to gain the multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to succeed in their professions, careers and service to their communities.
  • ┬áStrengthening programs, disciplines and modes of delivery which are vital to preparing globally-engaged and ethical citizens who contribute to the economic, intellectual and cultural development of our world.

We are committed to student and employee success. We work in ways that support their growth, development, goals and readiness to thrive in society.

Transformational Experiences

We create experiences for our students that open their eyes to a new sense of self and the surrounding world.

Meaningful Connections

We value the close-knit nature of our community. We support each other in the achievement of our individual and collective goals.


We seek opportunities to inspire one another to excel. We are supported by our past and our traditions that lead us to build an even better future.

Stewardship & Sustainability

We manage resources and set priorities to secure the finest learning environment, opportunities and sustainable world for our students today and tomorrow.

Respect & Inclusiveness

We foster an appreciation for all persons by providing an open and inclusive environment where all are treated with respect.