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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.

Your LAST chance to SOAR

Welcome Class of 2023

All first-year students are required to attend one SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration) event.

Your next opportunity is June 14, 2019.

RSVP here>>

Commencement Activities

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Grads at 2019 Commencement

Congratulations Class of 2019!

To see photos from our celebration of the 102nd graduating class,

visit our Flickr page >>

Student Profile: Colin Hendricks

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Colin Hendricks

Turning Avila experiences into a position as a user experience (UX) designer in the Cerner Business Apprenticeship program. 
Read more about Colin's experiences here.  

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