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Uplift Valpo

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. 

Our Mission

Valparaiso University, a community of learning dedicated to excellence and grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith, prepares students to lead and serve in both church and society.

Our Vision

Valparaiso University will be renowned worldwide for preparing women and men who are highly sought for their knowledge, character, integrity, and wisdom.

Our Commitment

We are called to seek truth, serve generously, and cultivate hope.