Mission & Core Values

Bradley University Division of Student Affairs connects and prepares students through co-curricular learning and extracurricular engagement to foster student success. Alongside our commitment to students, we embrace collaboration with our university and community partners.

Co-curricular learning is defined as learning that contributes to the acquisition of the abilities and skills identified in Bradley University’s Core Outcomes. Extracurricular engagement is defined as engagement that fosters a sense of and opportunity to connect students with Bradley University and its communities in meaningful ways (Peck & Preston, 2018).

Core Values

The Division of Student Affairs has adopted the Bradley University Core Values.  Those Core Values are Student Success, Knowledge and Discovery, Inclusiveness and Connectivity, and Excellence. 

Student Success. We are a community that ensures student access to an individualized learning experience. This is characterized by broad opportunities for students to marry their passions and skills, by innovative academic programming, and by an exceptional level of engagement between students, staff and faculty, such that all students acquire the skills and dispositions essential to purposeful and productive living.

Knowledge and Discovery. We are a community that prioritizes academic excellence by nurturing critical inquiry, research, creativity and technical skills development. We work collaboratively to engage learners in high-impact practices, in scholarship, and in leadership development opportunities in order to foster lives of purpose and advance a better world.

Inclusiveness and Connectivity. We are a community that strives to contribute meaningfully to understanding and resolving the problems around us. By embracing servant leadership, purposeful civil discourse, and an inclusive identity whereby we understand that our differences are our strengths, we lend our passions and knowledge to build valued relationships with local, regional and global partners.

Excellence. We are a dynamic community committed to the continuous pursuit of excellence. As individuals, as units and across campus, we welcome mutual accountability and are strengthened by our shared, collaborative efforts to ensure that we are each exceptional and passionate stewards of Bradley University