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Mission / Vision / Values

Our Mission

UWF delivers a learner-focused university education that enables students from varied backgrounds to meet their career and life goals. UWF research and community partnerships advance the body of knowledge and enhance the prosperity of the region and the state.

Our Vision

A fully engaged university recognized for the strength of our graduates, responsiveness to the needs of the state, and an unrelenting competitive spirit.

Our Values

Our institutional values—shared by students, faculty and staff—make UWF a great place to learn and to work. UWF maintains policies and practices and pursues initiatives congruent with our values.

UWF Operates with Integrity in all Matters: Doing the Right Thing for the Right Reason.


Maintaining a safe, dynamic learning and working environment that fosters the development of individual potential.


Promoting a culture of supportive and cooperative interactions and communication to advance and achieve shared expectations and goals.


Providing opportunities to imagine, innovate, inspire, and express different approaches and solutions to existing and anticipated needs and challenges.


Encouraging a culture that identifies opportunities to initiate change.


Welcoming, respecting, and celebrating the differences and the similarities among people and ideas.


Exploring, expanding, and enhancing learning as well as knowledge through transformational experiences.