About AU
Vision, Mission, and Values

Vision
Alfred University will be nationally recognized as a preeminent, small comprehensive university dedicated to inspiring individuals and preparing them to excel intellectually and personally.

Mission
Alfred University aims to provide academically challenging programs in a student-centered environment in order to prepare well-educated, independent thinkers ready for lives of continuous intellectual and personal growth. We are committed to both teaching and research, and are devoted to the pursuit of technical expertise, artistic creativity and humanistic learning.

Values
At Alfred University we value:

  • A learning environment that promotes open exchange of ideas, critical thinking, global awareness, technological literacy, intellectual honesty, and community involvement;
  • A work environment that promotes open communication, recognition of achievement, and the development of personal potential;
  • Research and scholarship that advance the frontiers of knowledge, contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching, and demonstrate creativity in all fields of endeavor;
  • Diversity in people and cultures, ideas and scholarship;
  • A campus that is safe, attractive, and promotes health and wellness;
  • A caring community that respects each individual, fosters intellectual curiosity and growth, promotes and models good citizenship, and encourages enlightened leadership.