Mission, Identity, Values, and Vision


The Viterbo University community prepares students for faithful service and ethical leadership.


Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Viterbo is a Catholic, Franciscan university in the liberal arts tradition.

Core Values

In keeping with the tradition of our Franciscan founders, we hold the following core values:

  • Contemplation, reflecting upon the presence of God in our lives and work
  • Hospitality, welcoming everyone we encounter as an honored guest
  • Integrity, striving for honesty in everything we say and do
  • Service, working for the common good in the spirit of humility and joy
  • Stewardship, practicing responsible use of all resources in our trust


A Catholic, Franciscan university boldly transforming students and our communities through service, collaboration, and leadership.

Strategic Goals

  • Resources: Diversify and strengthen revenue streams.
  • Identity: Foster a missional, inclusive reputation and campus culture.
  • Students: Increase student recruitment, engagement, retention, and success.
  • Engagement: Become the regional higher education employer of choice.

Strategic Plan 2027 - RISE