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About Westcliff

Our Mission, Vision, & Values

Westcliff University’s mission is to Educate, Inspire, and Empower students from around the world to achieve personal and professional success by providing practical, innovative, high-quality campus and online programs.

Vision Statement

Westcliff University strives to become the most innovative global educational institution, respected for its transformative, technologically advanced programs and initiatives with a focus on excellence, social responsibility, and diversity.

Core Values


We are warriors who care and understand that volunteer work offers an opportunity for our staff, students, faculty, and communities to engage in activities that affect the common good of society. Through our community work, we gain valuable skills, understanding, and enhance the communities that we reside within.

Committee purpose and goals:

The Social Responsibility Committee is a diverse group of individuals throughout the university that collaborate with neighboring community representatives and organizations. SRC exists to advance positive relations and to maintain consistent communication between the university and its communities. As a part of giving back, Westcliff is offering scholarships to designated non-profit partners and their communities in need. The SRC meets monthly, with oversight or attendance from the president and senior leadership once a year. Upcoming Committee Meetings are monthly on the second week of the month.

Be the change in the world you’d like to see, be a Warrior that Cares!

For more information, visit our Social Responsibility webpage.


The Accountability and Integrity Committee aims to promote institutional improvement through transparency, trustworthiness, and collaboration while advocating for accountability and integrity throughout the organization. As a core value committee we aim to provide Westcliff employee’s with an ethical and transparent work environment.


The objective of the Accountability & Integrity Committee is to foster continuous institutional improvement in the areas of transparency, trustworthiness, and follow-through via collaboration, consultation, and advocacy. We are dedicated to promoting ethical behavior, accountability, and integrity within our organization. Through transparent processes, we aim to build trust among stakeholders and ensure the highest standards of conduct. By collaborating with various departments and engaging in consultation, we seek to cultivate a culture of responsibility and ethical decision-making. We advocate for adherence to ethical principles and support efforts for institutional growth and improvement.


Our mission is to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice by fostering an inclusive and equitable community that values and respects the dignity of every individual. We recognize that systemic oppression and privilege exist, and commit to actively working to dismantle them. We strive to create a safe and welcoming space for all individuals and communities, and to create opportunities for marginalized and underrepresented groups to thrive. We believe that by promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, we can create a more just and equitable society for all.

For more information, visit our DEI webpage.


The Compassion and Collaboration Committee at Westcliff University strives to create a supportive environment where empathy and understanding flourish. With Compassion and Collaboration as core values of the University, this committee focuses on listening, recognizing others’ strengths and welcoming stimulating conversations to find meaningful solutions. Together, as a team, stronger relationships are built in a shared effort to work towards University goals. Collectively, we are stronger when we carry the load together.


The Compassion & Collaboration Committee is committed to fostering a workplace culture that values collaboration, empathy, and altruism. Our goal is to create an environment where individuals thrive by recognizing and leveraging each other’s strengths. We welcome open and honest conversations, relying on teamwork to find innovative solutions. Through active listening and understanding, we build strong relationships that promote support and personal growth. With compassion as our guiding principle supported by collaboration, we aim to impact the workplace atmosphere positively, cultivating a united and harmonious community that achieves shared objectives while caring for the well-being of all members.

Initiatives launched by this committee include: Town Hall occurring three times annually, 30 Acts of Kindness in conjunction with Westcliff’s 30 Year Anniversary, the Employee Relief Fund, President’s Open Office Hours, Compassion Videos, and the Speed Friending Activity.

Core Competencies

An important dimension to Westcliff University’s mission to educate, inspire, and empower students from around the world is the attainment of core competencies. These competencies delineate the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that are critically needed to achieve the university mission, and as such play a vital role in the development of each student. Additionally, these competencies are aligned institutional learning outcomes specific to the Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate levels. The following core competencies align with the institutional learning outcomes and form a theme of personal and professional enrichment:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Critical Thinking

  • Ethics
  • Information Literacy
  • Quantitative Reasoning