Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

The Learning Environment

We believe a strong ethical foundation is one of the most important aspects of your education. Through the integration of faith and learning, we promote the values and principles of the Christian faith upon which MVNU was founded. Learning in this context teaches students how to succeed in the workplace without compromising those qualities. When combined with the curriculum, students can feel confident that they are earning a degree that can be life changing.

MVNU seeks to:

  • provide rigorous academic programs that encourage scholarship, critical reflection, and problem-solving;
  • promote a distinctively Christian lifestyle within the Wesleyan evangelical tradition; and
  • offer a supportive environment that inspires students to achieve their highest potential spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically as they prepare for careers and for meaningful service to God and humankind.

MVNU supports the intellectual, personal, social, and ethical development of its members. These goals can best be achieved in an open and supportive environment that encourages reasoned discourse, honesty, and respect for the rights of all individuals. MVNU students are encouraged to exercise personal responsibility and self-discipline and engage in the rigors of discovery and scholarship.

GPS students are members of the MVNU academic community committed to basic and broadly shared Christian and ethical principles and concepts of civility. Integrity, autonomy, justice, respect, responsibility, and Biblical interpretation represent the basis for the rights and responsibilities that follow. Participation in the MVNU community obligates each member to follow a code of civilized behavior while attending MVNU.