Our Mission and Values

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We will be leaders in the creation of a community of support that engages and empowers all students to succeed academically and beyond.


UAP invests in students holistically from recruitment to graduation with strategic outreach, thoughtful advising, and innovative programming experiences. We support and challenge students to develop meaningful connections and build community while empowering them to achieve their educational goals. UAP uses inclusive and collaborative approaches to immerse students in the college’s mission to understand agricultural, environmental, and social sustainability through research, education, and public engagement opportunities. 


Diversity: We recognize that our student population has varied backgrounds, academic interests, and post-graduation goals. We seek to empower each student to uniquely contribute to our college and university.

Innovation: Excellence in student learning and research motivates staff and faculty to continually challenge and reevaluate existing student success practices. We understand that student services should be dynamic and individualized, in order to best serve our student population. 

Respect: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment, so students feel comfortable asking questions and engaging in dialogue.

Integrity: We provide students with intentional, accurate advising and meaningful skill-building leadership and engagement opportunities. Students are expected to synthesize information, reflect on experiences, and think critically to make educated decisions. 

Awareness: We interact in a way which we are aware of students' academic, mental, and physical health. By maintaining campus partnerships, we direct students to available resources to meet varying needs.