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Mission statement

As the premier urban, public research university in Virginia, VCU’s mission is to advance knowledge and student success through its commitments to:

Vision statement

VCU will be a premier urban, public research university distinguished by its commitment to:

Core values

  1. Accountability – committing to the efficient and transparent stewardship of our resources to achieve institutional excellence
  2. Achievement – ensuring distinction in learning, research and scholarly pursuits, service, and patient care
  3. Collaboration – fostering collegiality and cooperation to advance learning, entrepreneurship and inquiry
  4. Freedom – striving for intellectual truth with responsibility and civility, respecting the dignity of all individuals
  5. Innovation – cultivating discovery, creativity, originality, inventiveness and talent
  6. Service – engaging in the application of learning and discovery to improve the human condition and support the public good at home and abroad
  7. Diversity – ensuring a climate of trust, honesty and integrity where all people are valued and differences are recognized as an asset
  8. Integrity – adhering to the highest standards of honesty, respect and professional and scholarly ethics

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Last update: 6/14/2011

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