Utah Valley University is a teaching institution which provides opportunity, promotes student success, and meets regional educational needs. UVU builds on a foundation of substantive scholarly and creative work to foster engaged learning. The university prepares professionally competent people of integrity who, as life-long learners and leaders, serve as stewards of a globally interdependent community.
"Collectively, the core themes represent the institution's interpretation of its mission and translation of that interpretation into practice." (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities)
UVU's Administrative Imperatives—Operate Effectively, Manage Growth, and Secure Resources—are key practices and principles critical for sustained fulfillment of its mission and core themes.