Mission & 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


RESPECT We recognize the inherent dignity and

worth of each person.

SERVICE We seek social justice through civic


THIRST FOR We are engaged in the continuous pursuit

KNOWLEDGE of learning that transforms us and the world