The University of San Francisco: Strategic Plan
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Vision, Mission, and USF 2028

USF Vision

The University of San Francisco will be internationally recognized as a premier Jesuit Catholic, urban University with a global perspective that educates leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, September 11, 2001

USF Mission

The core mission of the University is to promote learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The University offers undergraduate, graduate and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others.

The University will distinguish itself as a diverse, socially responsible learning community of high quality scholarship and academic rigor sustained by a faith that does justice. The University will draw from the cultural, intellectual and economic resources of the San Francisco Bay Area and its location on the Pacific Rim to enrich and strengthen its educational programs.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, September 11, 2001

USF 2028


“The essential components of that education have been clearly articulated in USF 2028 include an academically rigorous experience that: (1) effectively infuses the overall learning experience with the Jesuit Catholic tradition of humanizing education; (2) cultivates mutually enriching relationships with San Francisco; (3) engages the challenges and opportunities of globalization; and (4) embraces diversity.”
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Steve Privett, President