About UToledo

Mission, Vision and Values


The University of Toledo improves the human condition as a public research university and academic medical center whose mission is to educate students to become future-ready graduates, cultivate leaders, create and advance knowledge, care for patients and engage our local, national and global communities.


The University of Toledo will impact the present and shape the future through our actions and discoveries. To achieve this vision, we will:

  • Prioritize student success, health and well-being;
  • Create a diverse community built on foundations of respect, inclusion and belonging;
  • Embrace a people-first culture where we are known for outstanding student experiences, alumni and donor engagement, patient satisfaction and as an employer of choice;
  • Launch graduates equipped to think critically, act ethically, collaborate and communicate effectively in diverse environments, and apply their knowledge and skills to analyze and solve real-world problems;
  • Build on our distinct strengths and invest in areas that increase the University’s impact;
  • Foster research, innovation, discovery and creative work that transform our world;
  • Partner with our communities to advance our mutual success and create opportunity for all;
  • Inspire a love of life-long learning and commitment to serving others; and
  • Develop and strengthen relationships that invest in our mission to improve the human condition.


  • Academic Excellence – We embrace the highest standards of achievement, challenging our students, faculty and staff to reach their greatest potential.
  • People-Centered – We prioritize our relationships with our students, faculty, staff, patients, alumni and donors, creating a culture where everyone feels valued, supported and part of the Rocket family.
  • Inclusion – We foster belonging, equity and respect for all as part of our commitment to valuing diversity of people and ideas.
  • Community – We advance the public good in our regional, state, national and global communities through service and collaboration.
  • Research and Innovation – We impact the world around us through innovation in discovery, integration, application, teaching and creative works.
  • Integrity – We are trustworthy, acting with honesty, transparency, accountability and authenticity in all we do.
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness – We ensure long-term success through fiscal stability, sustainability, alignment, efficiency and operational excellence.
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Mission, Vision and Values Posters

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11 x 17 and 8.5 x 11 posters with the mission, vision and values are available for employees to order through UToledo's Storefront.

Last Updated: 8/9/23