Ohio Valley University Mission
At Ohio Valley University, we seek to transform lives in a Christ-centered academic community that integrates higher learning, biblical faith, and service to God and humanity.
This is accomplished by:
- Equipping students for life through quality academic programs
- Encouraging life-shaping relationships among faculty, staff, and students
- Fostering holistic growth through varied co-curricular activities
- Promoting knowledge, values, and skills inherent in healthy families and quality relationships
- Connecting students to the global community
- Instilling a desire for life-long learning
- Creating opportunities for growth in faith and service
5 Cornerstones of our Mission
Fulfilling our mission is possible because of important values held by all members of the Ohio Valley University community:
CHRIST (Colossians 1:15-20)
God has placed Christ at the center of everything. All creation began with Christ and its true purpose in Him. Our belief in Christ is central to who we are; it directs our academic pursuits, our community, and our service. Christ is our chief cornerstone.
EDUCATION THAT TRANSFORMS (Romans 12:1-2)
Christ-centered education transforms the whole person-mind, body, and soul. It demands recognition of God’s purposes and a swift response to them in every facet of our daily lives, including our vocation, our career, our relationships, and our service. Christ-centered education changes us from the inside and brings out the best in each of us.
COMMUNITY (Acts 2:42, 44-47)
Christ-centered community calls for respect, love, and service. It values the worth of each individual. Christ-centered community unites, bringing harmony and fellowship.
COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE (Philippians 4:8, Colossians 3:23)
A commitment to excellence asks us to devote our attention to worthy endeavors. It requires us to utilize our talents without reservation. A commitment to excellence calls us to care more, risk more, dream more, and expect more.
FAITH MANIFESTED IN SERVICE (James 2:18, 22)
Faith is manifested in service, and service is motivated by faith. Faith without service is unexpressed. Service without faith is incomplete. There is a perfect unity between believing and doing that demands both words and actions.