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Mission, Vision, and Commitments


UAFS empowers the social mobility of its students and the economic growth of the River Valley through exceptional educational opportunities and robust community partnerships.


Through dynamic academic programs, innovative research opportunities, and transformational centers of intellectual and economic development, UAFS will advance its community and become an institution renowned for educating and inspiring the ambitious students who call it home.


UAFS is committed to serving our students and community, guided by integrity and innovation, to deliver an outstanding education that is an exceptional value.

  • Students – Provide a supportive and inclusive learning environment that propels students to achieve success in their personal and professional lives.
  • Community – Serve and strengthen the River Valley by collaborating with industry and community partners to address the needs and challenges of the region.
  • Integrity – Demonstrate honest, transparent, and ethical behavior in all that we do.
  • Innovation – Embrace and encourage creativity, exploration, and new ways of thinking to develop novel solutions to complex problems.
  • Value – Prioritize excellence, efficiency, and continuous improvement so that students continue to receive premium and affordable educational opportunities.