Mission & Values

At the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, we're harnessing the spirit of collaboration.

Faculty and students work together to unlock the potential in technology, explore the edge of innovation, and find new ways to solve problems.

We're keeping our Ragin' Cajun spirit alive, too—by honoring the past, living fully in the present, and mapping out a bold future.

Our Mission

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette provides an exceptional educational and professional experience driven by diverse worldviews and enriched by shared cultural traditions. Through public impact research, inspirational teaching and transformative service, we develop citizens, leaders and innovators who create solutions to community and regional challenges, improving the world for future generations.

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Pillar of Our Values

UL Lafayette has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for six years in a row because of our programs, initiatives and efforts that promote equity and inclusion.

Top 16%

UL Lafayette as one of the best universities in the nation for social mobility and providing a “best bang for the buck” education.

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Vision & Values

Together, as a nationally prominent research University, we shape our community, region, and world by embracing our unique culture, leveraging our deeply rooted traditions, and fostering our competitive spirit to improve the human condition.

We support the mission of the university by actualizing our core values:

  • Collaboration - Understanding and fostering connections with others across disciplines and perspectives 
  • Collegiality - Being cooperative, considerate, and respectful while working together to reach common goals 
  • Honesty - Exhibiting sincerity and truthfulness through our actions, words, and interactions with others 
  • Integrity - Demonstrating trustworthiness and ethical behavior, and exercising responsible stewardship of the resources with which we are entrusted 
  • Respect - Honoring the dignity of each person and fostering a spirit of inclusiveness
  • Transparency - Embracing open and continuous communication through consistent sharing of information