A Values-Driven Mission

The University of La Verne, founded by the Church of the Brethren in 1891, is known as an educational leader in Southern California for providing its students with a values-based education. The mission of the University of La Verne is not fixed but rather hopes to, through a distinctive and relevant educational experience, create an individual and a community that strives to live dynamically by the four core values upon which the institution was founded.

La Verne's four core values of ethical reasoning, lifelong learning, diversity and inclusivity, and civic and community engagement are the heartbeat of the university. Social activism is such an important part of the La Verne experience that students and alumni often talk about the way that their time at La Verne instills them with the lasting desire to make an impact on their communities through service.

When it comes to values-based living, La Verne does not just talk the talk. In 2013, La Verne won national acclaim from The Princeton Review for its efforts in sustainability and environmental stewardship in addition to being recognized in 2014 by the White House as an honor roll finalist in the President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge. La Verne has been a national Hispanic Serving Institution for many years, but its value for inclusivity reaches beyond ethnicity to under-served populations of all kinds, such as nontraditional undergraduate students. To accommodate the demanding schedules of nontraditional undergraduates, La Verne developed the Campus Accelerated Program for Adults, which is supplemented by an online undergraduate program that has been named number one in California by US News & World Report for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).

Following the university's commitment to serve not only its constituents but also the community at large, the Office of Planned Giving at the University of La Verne is dedicated to helping staff, alumni, friends and community members plan with La Verne for their financial future by taking advantage of all the financial resources and education that are available to them through the university.

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