Mission and Values

We are committed to our Mission and Values

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Buena Vista University Campus Security considers our students quality of life an essential component of the learning environment, which we are trusted to protect. We are committed to this charge and focus all necessary attention towards its fulfillment. We value democratic process, integrity, cooperation, quality service, sensitivity, and consistency; and are committed to providing a safe environment to the students, staff, faculty and visitors of the University.

Democratic Process

We respect each person’s values and opinions and recognize their constitutional right to express them within the law. We are committed to the protection of every person’s constitutional rights and never violate those rights in the pursuit of enforcement objectives.


The University community’s trust and confidence in the Campus Security Department will be earned in large part by the actions and performance of its staff. All staff members are expected to espouse the highest moral standards, conducting themselves in a manner which is fair, ethical and legal.


We recognize that the cooperation of the university community is vital to the success of our mission. Our relationship with the community must be that of partnership, working together to protect life and property. We are committed to the involvement of the university community in determining policy strategies and tactics that impact our lives.

Quality Service

Quality of service can be directly attributed to the quality of employees who provide services. The university community should expect the highest quality of safety and policy enforcement services delivered by a well-trained staff.


We seek to ensure that every person will be treated with sensitivity and compassion, regardless of their individual circumstances.


We are committed to equal access to Campus Security services and strive to enforce policies in a fair and consistent manner.