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Our Mission
Briar Cliff University is a community committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective. In the Franciscan tradition of service, caring and openness to all, Briar Cliff emphasizes quality education for its students, combining a broad intellectual background with career development. The University challenges its members to grow in self-awareness and in their relationships to others and to God.

Our Values
Our Catholic Franciscan identity
  enhanced by the presence and sponsorship of the Dubuque
Franciscan Sisters and the support of the Diocese of Sioux City
   
Our challenging academic environment
  which includes a liberal arts education, career preparation,
academic integrity and academic freedom
   

Our focus on the student

  which promotes academic success and extra/co-curricular experiences
   
Our culture of service
  to our constituents, to the Siouxland community and beyond
   
Our appreciation of diversity and
  our respect for each person
   
Our commitment to shared governance
  and collaborative decision making
   
Our innovative response to change
  which envisions a promising and confident future