Mission, Vision & Strategic Goals

The University of Vermont has embraced a vision of academic excellence predicated on investment in faculty and staff, in student scholarships, in programmatic initiatives like the Honors College, in attractive residence halls that promote community, in new academic and research facilities, in a student center and enhanced student programming, in intercollegiate athletics, in maintenance and beautification of the campus, and in instructional technology.

Vision

To be among the nation’s premier small research universities, preeminent in our comprehensive commitment to liberal education, environment, health, and public service. Learn about our Transdisciplinary Research Initiative.

Mission

To create, evaluate, share, and apply knowledge and to prepare students to be accountable leaders who will bring to their work dedication to the global community, a grasp of complexity, effective problem-solving and communication skills, and an enduring commitment to learning and ethical conduct.

Goals

To realize our vision to be among the nation’s premier small research universities, we must take these actions: