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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.

Integrity

UWF operates with fairness, respect, and integrity in all matters: Doing the right thing for the right reason.

Innovation

UWF expands learning as well as knowledge through creating and embracing opportunities for transformational change.

Caring

UWF is student-centered, crafting a safe, healthy, sustainable, dynamic learning and working environment that fosters individual potential.

Engaging

UWF promotes a culture of collaboration, cooperation, communication, commitment, and engagement to accomplish shared goals.

Equity

UWF is committed to providing accessible resources and opportunities for all individuals from different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.

Diversity

UWF is inclusive, appreciative, and respectful of the diversity among all people and their ideas.