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Mission and Vision

The School of Religion stands on the foundation of the university’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values. In our teaching and learning, both in the classrooms and community service engagements, we strive to reach our highest calling to the service of humanity.


Mission, Vision, Values

Our Vision

Bethune-Cookman University seeks to define a new standard for academic excellence as a way to become the best small college in the southern region. To educate and empower people to seek their own solutions; to advocate for opportunities for all citizens to improve their quality of life; and to inculcate an international perspective that would facilitate a keen appreciation of the new global realities.

Our Mission

The mission of Bethune-Cookman University is to develop global leaders committed to service, lifelong learning and diversity by providing a faith-based environment of academic excellence and transformative experiences.

Our Core Values

B-F.I.R.S.T. represents the core values of Bethune-Cookman University. Our goal is to reinforce them in the minds of students, faculty and staff. The definitions of the core values are:

FAITH We recognize and uphold the Christian tradition while welcoming the diversity of faiths.

INTEGRITY We live in a way that reflects our deepest convictions.

RESPECT We recognize the inherent dignity and worth of each person.

SERVICE We seek social justice through civic engagement.

THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE We are engaged in the continuous pursuit of learning that transforms us and the world

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