Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

Washington Adventist University is a learning community committed to the Seventh‐day Adventist Christian vision of excellence and service. This cosmopolitan institution challenges students to seize the opportunities for learning in the nation’s capital in order to become moral leaders in communities throughout the world.

Our Vision

To produce graduates who bring competence and moral leadership to their communities.

Core Values

At Washington Adventist University learner success comes first. Excellence in teaching learning and service comprise the core of our mission. We dedicate ourselves as a learning community to the continued pursuit of excellence and recognition of the dignity and worth of our individual members. With these as fundamental principles, the following values guide our actions:

Integration of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ
We will model the life and teachings of Jesus Christ into all aspects of the learning community.

Commitment to Quality
We take personal responsibility for continuous improvement and commitment to lifelong learning as we celebrate creativity, innovation,service and the success of learners.

We insist on an environment of respect. Our actions reflect the respect we hold for our students, our colleagues, our community, and ourselves. We trust each member of the community as individuals deserving of kindness, dignity, and fairness. All are gifted, all are valued.

We honor the trust placed in us by our students, the community, and our colleagues. With trust, we act openly and ethically, motivated by cooperation and a collaborative team spirit.

Considerate Open Communication
We take responsibility to share information, encourage the exchange of ideas, listen without judgment, and speak with honesty and candor.

Accountability and Integrity
We hold ourselves and others accountable for our professional and personal actions, acting responsibly and conducting our business with integrity.

Washington Adventist University · 7600 Flower Ave. · Takoma Park, Maryland 20912 · 877-246-2225 · www.wau.edu

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