Vision, Values, and Mission.
"Briar Cliff University is the lifelong learning place creating ethical world changers."
Catholic Franciscan identity enhanced by the presence and sponsorship of the Dubuque Franciscan Sisters and the support of the Diocese of Sioux City.
A challenging academic environment which includes a liberal arts education, career preparation, academic integrity, and academic freedom
A focus on the student which promotes academic success and extra/co-curricular experiences.
Tradition of service to constituents, to the Siouxland community, and beyond.
Appreciation of diversity and respect for each person
Commitment to shared governance and collaborative decision-making.
Innovative response to change empowering a promising and confident future.
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 relationship to others and to God.