Averett’s Mission

Averett University prepares students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change. Averett fulfills this mission by educating students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and nations through liberal arts-based undergraduate and graduate programs in a personal, collegial, interdisciplinary environment.

Averett’s Vision

Averett University will be a premier student-centered university renowned for innovative teaching and engaged learning.

Averett’s Core Values


We practice the highest ethical standards.


We encourage and embrace innovative teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom.


We promote global awareness, service and leadership.


We foster a spirit of discovery, problem solving and critical thinking and incorporate liberal arts with professional preparation in our teaching and learning.


Averett University welcomes all students, faculty and staff to an academic community that fosters awareness, inclusiveness, equity and service while fulfilling our mission and vision.  Averett celebrates individual uniqueness and worth while respecting differences in a safe and nurturing environment.  Every member of the Averett Community shares the responsibilities of conducting themselves ethically and as good citizens, and of promoting the expansion of skills, and intellectual and emotional growth.  We value diversity, for only by seeing and building on the best in each student can we help them develop into the leaders of tomorrow.


We embrace Averett’s Judeo-Christian heritage by honoring the search for truth and spiritual formation.