Jun 15, 2024  
Jarvis Christian University 
  
Jarvis Christian University

Mission Statement


Jarvis Christian University is a historically Black institution, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), offering degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, and master’s levels. The mission of the University is to prepare a diverse population of lifelong learners intellectually, socially, spiritually, and personally through providing interactive services and using varied modalities of instructional delivery.

Guiding Principles

The entire Jarvis Christian University community values and abides by the following guiding principles to support the University mission “to prepare a diverse population of lifelong learners intellectually, socially, spiritually, and personally through providing interactive services and using varied modalities of instructional delivery.”

Scholarship and Life-Long Learning: To advocate life-long learning by challenging and supporting students and staff to pursue intellectual, personal and professional development.

Service: To intentionally provide a quality experiences for students, staff and faculty that serve the surrounding communities and the nation and that create an atmosphere of a life-long commitment to community service and civic engagement.

Integrity: To exhibit ethical behavior in and beyond the academic setting, and to be good stewards of all of our resources, acting as persons of high character guided by a commitment to transparency, fairness and honesty.

Respect: To embrace the doctrines of Faith, Family and Community, which ensure inclusiveness and celebrate diversity, understanding that every individual should be treated with professionalism, courtesy and kindness.

Responsibility: To be responsible and accountable for our actions in every situation, as it relates to the University, the community and the nation.

Christian Ethics: To emphasize that the Christian spiritual path provides an ethical code that, when followed, will make for a better person, a better College, a better community, and a better world guided by social, economic and environmental justice for all.

Innovation: To continually examine our practices by seeking creative and efficient ways to improve while balancing the needs of today and preserving the resources of tomorrow….embracing new ideas, new people, new directions and innovative ways of performing the tasks at hand.