Our Beacon for the Journey Forward
The higher education landscape has seen remarkable changes across the country, and those changes have brought challenges to institutions looking to thrive in the future. Valparaiso University is no different. To meet these challenges, faculty, staff, and administrators have come together, along with input from students and alumni, to craft Uplift Valpo: Our Beacon for the Journey Forward.
The strategic plan is formed around four themes — Learn, Serve, Lead, Thrive — that align with the University’s mission as a Lutheran institution and serve as a reflection of our community to the outside world. Each theme is supported by key initiatives that will purposely drive Valpo toward achievement of these ambitious goals.
Service is at the center of what we do. We prepare students for lives of service — lives shaped by a sense of calling, equipped for thoughtful reflection, engaged in the larger world and responsive to its deepest challenges. As Beacons, we live out our service-mindedness in our daily commitment to inclusion, justice, diversity, and equity on our campus and in the community.
Living out lives of faith and service, grounded in our Lutheran traditions, we thrive in our calling to serve in society. We strive to lead meaningful lives as individuals and work toward a better world. Valpo will flourish in its operations and finances and will become a driving economic force in the northwest Indiana region.