Mission & Vision

We are Buena Vista University. We are earnest and supportive. We are empowered and proud Midwesterners. We are visionary and courageous. We are Beavers — and these are the principles and values that guide everything we do.

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Our Mission

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

Our Vision

To be a nationally recognized leader in rural higher education known for its remarkable student learning and outcomes. We will be an institutional destination — ambitious in our efforts to distinctively and boldly inspire students to serve, empower, and transform communities through Education for Service.

View our 2019-2023 Strategic Plan.See Plan

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Passion

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

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Transformational Experiences

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

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Meaningful Connections

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

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Inspiration

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.

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Stewardship & Sustainability

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

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Respect & Inclusiveness

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

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