The University of La Verne will be nationally recognized for its enriching and relevant educational experience, which prepares students to achieve more than they ever imagined.

University Mission

The University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of traditional-age, adult, and graduate learners preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to life-long learning across the liberal arts and professional programs.

Core Values

Ethical Reasoning

The University affirms a value system that actively supports peace with justice, respect of individuals and humanity and the health of the planet and its people. Students are reflective about personal, professional, and societal values that support professional and social responsibility.

Diversity and Inclusivity

The University supports a diverse and inclusive environment where students recognize and benefit from the life experiences and viewpoints of other students, faculty and staff. 

Lifelong Learning

The University promotes intellectual curiosity and the importance of lifelong learning. It teaches students how to learn, to think critically, to be capable of original research, and to access and integrate information to prepare them for continued personal and professional growth.

Community and Civic Engagement

The University asserts a commitment to improving and enhancing local, regional and global communities.


The University of La Verne Department of Athletics is a nationally recognized family of coaches and administrators offering a diverse, open-minded, and holistic education to student-athletes within the confines of the NCAA policies and mission.  It is within this education that we will provide the opportunity for three standards of distinction:

  • Competitiveness
    • Perennial championship contenders in the SCIAC
    • Regional prowess (Regional top 10 rankings)
    • National prominence (National tournament appearances)
  • Experiential
    • Leadership development/opportunity
    • Engaged Diversity and Equity
    • Significant and qualitative community service
  • Academic
    • Present student-athlete academic results will meet or exceed general student population
    • Recruit classes academic results will meet or exceed general student population

Department of Athletics Mission:

The University of La Verne, a NCAA Division III Member Institution, thrives on providing an engaging diverse Athletics’ community focusing on progressive growth while creating a challenging competitive environment with equitable opportunities.