Vision for the Future
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.
Judge Hubert L. Grimes (ret.)
University Mission Statement
The mission of Bethune-Cookman University is to develop global leaders committed to service, life-long learning and diversity by providing a faith-based environment of academic excellence and transformative experiences.
Revised by the Bethune-Cookman University Board of Trustees, October 2013
The University is guided by its core values:
F - FAITH: We recognize and uphold the Christian tradition while welcoming the diversity of faiths.
I - INTEGRITY: We live in a way that reflects our deepest convictions.
R - RESPECT: We recognize the inherent dignity and worth of each person.
S - SERVICE: We seek social justice through civic engagement.
T - THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE: We are engaged in the continuous pursuit of learning that transforms us and the world.
Approved by the Bethune-Cookman University Board of Trustees, October 2013