Mission Statement

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Student Affairs supports the academic success of all UCLA students, fosters their intellectual, personal, social and professional development in preparation for the entirety of their lives, and contributes to enhancing the quality of campus life, the educational environment, and our students' relationship with the broader UCLA family, including alumni.

Student Affairs Aspirations:
  1. Supporting the academic enterprise and institutional goals
  2. Ensuring student welfare
  3. Developing a responsive Student Affairs staff
  4. Making the most of technology
  5. Respecting financial and budgetary considerations
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UCLA’s primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation, and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: we value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities of Learning and teaching, Discovery, creativity and innovation, and Civic engagement.

UCLA endeavors to integrate education, research and service, so that each enriches and extends the others. This integration promotes academic excellence and nurtures
innovation and scholarly development.


"The distinctive mission of the University is to serve society as a center of higher learning, providing long-term societal benefits through transmitting advanced knowledge, discovering new knowledge, and functioning as an active working repository of organized knowledge. That obligation, more specifically, includes undergraduate education, graduate and professional education, research, and other kinds of public service, which are shaped and bounded by the central pervasive mission of discovering and advancing knowledge."

— from the University of California Academic Plan, 1974-1978