About the University of Evansville

Since its inception, the University has enjoyed a strong relationship with the United Methodist Church, sharing with it a commitment to inclusiveness. Students savor a sense of belonging on campus and appreciate the significance of their personal and professional behavior.

Our 2,140 students from 55 countries and 44 states experience a distinctive curriculum built on exposure to great ideas, timeless themes, significant questions, and multiple perspectives. Faculty members, passionate about teaching, prepare students for success in whatever directions their careers take them.

The University of Evansville has received national recognition for its dedication to international education and the study abroad program at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England is ranked the number 1 study abroad program in the nation! UE students also study in Italy, England, New Zealand, France, Mexico, Spain, Russia, Israel, the Netherlands, and Australia. University of Evansville students explore the interconnectedness of our global society and become empowered by realizing the world is as close as their own backyard.

Mission and Core Values

Mission Statement

To empower each student to think critically, act bravely, serve responsibly, and live meaningfully in a changing world.

Core Values

Integrity
We promote academic and personal integrity to establish a culture of trust. Academic integrity begins with all students pledging to abide by our honor code and extends to faculty, staff and administration adhering to our code of conduct. It culminates in an expectation of professionalism, transparency, and respect in all interactions. Personal integrity includes practicing informed, ethical decision-making, and respecting the ideas, rights, boundaries, and beliefs of others. Each member of our community is accountable and prepared to act as a responsible citizen of the world.

Innovation
We recognize the value of interdisciplinary teamwork, creative problem solving, global immersion, and learning experiences at home and abroad. We recognize the value of learning from failure. We have the freedom, flexibility, and motivation to create experi­ences that help our students think critically and act bravely. Each member of our com­munity is challenged to discover novel solutions to modern problems and to become a catalyst for progress.

Intellectual Curiosity
We strive to develop lifelong learners. We introduce students to a variety of ideas that sharpen existing interests and awaken latent ones. We challenge students to stretch their minds while supporting them with strong faculty engagement. Research, experiential learning, and community outreach foster intellectual curiosity while exposure to new ideas and technologies broadens our students’ view of the world and what might be possible.

Inclusive Community
We value openness and collaboration and recognize that inclusion leads to personal growth. Our commitment to actively fostering a diverse range of cultures and perspectives reflects the characteristics required to thrive in an increasingly global society. The universi­ty demonstrates and benefits from inclusion by welcoming all.

Education for the Whole Person
We cultivate intellectual, moral, social, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness through engagement and discovery. We value the liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs as paths to intellectual and personal growth, and we encourage the integration of knowl­edge across disciplinary lines. We promote engagement in organizations, programs, and the community as essential to personal development. We equip individuals to examine their world, articulate their values, and develop the character needed to live healthy lives of meaning and purpose.

Vision Statement

The University of Evansville – a leading private university in the Midwest – is rec­ognized nationally for developing students' personal and professional competencies, cul­tivating critical and creative thinkers, and producing ethical, global citizens equipped to thrive in a world of complexity and change. We accomplish this by attracting and retaining talented and motivated students who succeed within a diverse, supportive, and sustainable environment.

Programs taught in:
  • English