Mission and Values


The University of New England provides students with a highly integrated learning experience that promotes excellence through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in education, research, and service.

Values Statement

The University of New England values student-centered, multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs that meet the highest ethical standards to achieve excellence in support of an integrative approach to the liberal arts, health and the environment, as well as scholarship and research.

Student Centered

  • Personal contact with community
  • Genuine personal relationships  
  • Experiential learning
  • Life-long learning

Excellence and Innovation

  • Quality academics
  • Respect for new ideas
  • Critical thinking
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Agility and flexibility


  • Integration
  • Seek connections across disciplines

Integrity and Ethical Behavior

  • Honesty, respect, trust
  • Academic freedom

Global Community and Diversity

  • Embrace and learn from diversity
  • Service and civic engagement
  • Social justice
  • Non-discriminatory

Health and Wellness

  • Whole person wellness
  • Osteopathic healing
  • Integrative health care

Environmental Stewardship

  • Healthy environments
  • Sustainability

Scholarship and Research

  • Create new knowledge
  • Collaboration

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