As Arizona Wildcats, we are driven by purpose, guided by our mission and we live our core values every day.

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PURPOSE | WHY we're here

Working together to expand human potential, explore new horizons and enrich life for all.

MISSION | HOW we'll fulfill our purpose

We will continuously improve how we educate and innovate so we can lead the way in developing adaptive problem-solvers capable of tackling our greatest challenges.

Our Mission in Action

Six Core Values

WHO we are and WHAT we stand for


Be honest, respectful and just.

Integrity in Action

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Choose to care.

Compassion in Action

Eric Correa diving


Be insatiably curious.

Exploration in Action

Drone photo of researcher in Iceland


Be open-minded and eager for what’s next.

Adaptation in Action

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Harness the power of diversity.

Inclusion in Action

Professor Bryan Carter in Paris


Bear down.

Determination in Action

Karina Soriano

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