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Mission & Values

The Avila University Mission

 

Avila University, a Catholic University founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

living the mission booklet

Read some inspiring stories of how Avila's faculty and staff are living out the mission of Avila (PDF).

 

Community Values

Guided by our Catholic identity as expressed through the heritage and visions of the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Avila community values...

  • Excellence in teaching and learning
  • The worth, dignity and potential of each human being
  • Diversity and its expression
  • The development of the whole person
  • Right relationships, with God, self, others and creation
  • Service with the dear neighbor

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The Avila Promise

  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • Up to $1,000 Travel Award

 

That’s the Avila Promise.

#ClassOf2023

Class of 2023

student stacking boxes at Harvesters food bank

Each year Avila students volunteer more than 140,000 hours through community service and study programs beginning with our annual day at Harvesters - The Community Food Network.

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University Singers Tour France

Choir tour send off

Choir performing inside Visitation Church

A recap of the Avila University Singers tour of Normandy and Le Puy, France

Pictures, video, and a post-tour reflection >>

Before Hours: Info. Session for Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

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Join us for coffee & snacks while talking with our various program representatives about how you can work full time and go to school for your undergraduate or graduate degree.
Aug. 27 between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

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