Mission Statement

The University of the Virgin Islands is a learner-centered institution dedicated to the success of its students and committed to enhancing the lives of the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean through excellent teaching, innovative research, and responsive community service.

Vision Statement

The University of the Virgin Islands will be an exceptional U.S. institution of higher education in the Caribbean dedicated to student success, committed to excellence, and pledged to enhancing the social and economic transformation of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Core Values


  • Students First
  • Learning and Scholarship
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Collegiality and Shared Governance
  • Inclusiveness of Ideas
  • Principled Leadership
  • Supporting Our Community
  • Effective Use of Technology
  • Equitable Reward System

Management Values


  • High Performing Institution with a Focus on Quality
  • Service Oriented
  • Uncompromised Integrity
  • Informed Decision Making
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Performance Assessment
  • Emotional and Spiritual Health

Affiliation Statement

The University of the Virgin Islands is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The University is also an active member of the American Association for Higher Education, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the American Council on Education, the Association of Caribbean Information Systems, the Association of Caribbean Universities and Research Institutes, the Association of Governing Boards, the National Association for Equal Opportunity and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. UVI is a land-granted institution and the only one of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities outside of the continental United States. The University of the Virgin Islands is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, Title IX, Section 504, PL 101-542 educator and employer.