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 educational experiences.

Our Vision

At Buena Vista University every student will unlock their greatest potential to build better lives and stronger communities. 

Our Motto

Education for Service

Our Strategic Plan leads the University into a new era of claiming our identity as a premier higher education institution in the region. Learn About the Plan

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Community

We appreciate the connectedness of our community, where every member is respected, included, and valued, and each contributes to the community through service and stewardship of resources.

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Growth

We embrace curiosity, lifelong learning, continuous improvement, and innovation to achieve personal, professional, and institutional growth.

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Resilience

We accept the challenge of building on our institutional history of resilience, valuing the wisdom and inspiration gained by overcoming adversity with adaptability, creativity, and integrity.

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