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The University of North Florida’s vision and mission statements help provide a context for understanding the information in this publication. Together, these statements provide a clear declaration of the University of North Florida’s purpose and values, as well as our aspirations for the future. As those of you who have been part of the UNF family know, we take seriously our responsibility to our students and the role we play in their intellectual and cultural development. We also understand that our students’ growth is enhanced by a university-wide commitment to our core values.

In the process of fulfilling our mission, we believe that UNF will become a national model, with student and alumni successes, the quality of the educational experiences we offer and our engagement with the community as our institutional hallmarks. A number of indicators you will find in this fact sheet tell us that we are on our way to realizing this vision.

In achieving these accomplishments, we rely on the efforts of numerous members of our community, beginning with a faculty that is focused on student achievement and dedicated to sharing their passion for the discovery and application of knowledge. This faculty is supported by a staff that provides among the best in student-support services. We are also indebted to our Board of Trustees, 13 men and women who keep us focused on our vision and mission, and our Foundation Board, another body of community leaders who have helped us secure much-appreciated support from civicminded donors. But none of these groups is more important to us than UNF’s students. These women and men bring vitality to our campus as well as the promise of an even better future to the communities in which they will live.


Statement of Vision

The University of North Florida aspires to be a preeminent public institution of higher learning that will serve the North Florida region at a level of national quality. The institution of choice for a diverse and talented student body, UNF will provide distinctive programs in the arts and sciences and professional fields. UNF faculty will excel in teaching and scholarship, sharing with students their passion for discovery. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors will enjoy a campus noteworthy for its communal spirit, cultural richness and environmental beauty.


Statement of Mission

The University of North Florida fosters the intellectual and cultural growth and civic awareness of its students, preparing them to make significant contributions to their communities in the region and beyond. At UNF, students and faculty engage together and individually in the discovery and application of knowledge. UNF faculty and staff maintain an unreserved commitment to student success within a diverse, supportive campus culture.


Institutional Values

The University of North Florida is committed to values that promote the welfare and positive transformation of individuals, communities and societies. We value:

  •  the pursuit of truth and knowledge carried out in the spirit of intellectual and artistic freedom;
  •  ethical conduct;
  • community engagement;
  • diversity;
  • responsibility to the natural environment; and
  • mutual respect and civility.


President Signature

John A. Delaney