A Framework for Living

Students at Southwestern are given a framework for living, which they will learn to build upon and design to fit their future during their time at Southwestern.

Mission, Vision, Values

Our Mission

The mission of Southwestern Adventist University is to offer quality higher education in a Christ-centered environment shaped by Seventh-day Adventist and Christian values.

Our Vision

Southwestern Adventist University is to be a leader in Seventh-day Adventist higher education, and make significant contributions to religiously affiliated education in general.

Our Values

  • We believe that God is the ultimate source of meaning.
  • We affirm the Seventh-day Adventist tradition of service.
  • We are committed to the harmonious development of body, mind, and spirit.
  • We are committed to educating free citizens, men and women of integrity, who value learning and inquiry.
  • We are committed to the liberal arts tradition, which educates for life, not merely vocation.