Mission, Vision & Values


The University of Denver will be a great private university dedicated to the public good.


In all that we do, we strive for excellence, innovation, engagement, integrity and inclusiveness.


The mission of the University of Denver is to promote learning by engaging with students in advancing scholarly inquiry, cultivating critical and creative thought, and generating knowledge. Our active partnerships with local and global communities contribute to a sustainable common good.


We will create a diverse, ethical, and intellectually vibrant campus community to provide a challenging and liberating learning environment.

We will provide an outstanding educational experience that empowers students to integrate and apply knowledge from across the disciplines and imagine new possibilities for themselves, their communities, and the world.

We will invigorate research and scholarship across the university to address important scientific, sociopolitical and cultural questions of the new century.