Our Mission

Our B&F Mission and Purpose

We Make Blue Go!

Through careful stewardship of the university’s assets, in all their myriad forms, we ensure our university community has the environment and resources necessary to challenge the present, enrich the future and change the world.

Our Culture Vision

Across all areas of B&F, we are committed to creating a work environment where staff at all levels feel valued, believe that what they do matters and are empowered to make a difference.

This commitment is demonstrated through the following shared principles:

We Treat Each Other with Respect

We believe everyone matters. Staff ideas are given serious consideration. We share information transparently and empower local decision-making. When conflicts arise, we assume positive intent.

We Make Blue Go!

Staff have a strong sense of purpose and know how their work supports the university’s mission. As a result, we strive to deliver excellence for those we serve, we empower staff to develop viable and ethical solutions, and we focus on results.

We are Dedicated to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce, and we welcome and attend to diverse perspectives.

Employees are supported to perform up to their full potential and are provided with equitable opportunities for success. We seek to prevent bias, harassment and misconduct of any kind — including that related to gender, race, age, sexual orientation, disability, etc. — and staff are encouraged to surface related issues.

We Foster Trust and Wellbeing

We take time to build positive professional relationships that create strong, collaborative teams and increase belonging. We care for individuals by promoting a healthy work-life balance, and by creating physically and psychologically safe work environments that enable staff to speak up.

We Promote a Positive and Inclusive Climate

We recognize and appreciate the contributions of staff. We build on strengths and encourage positive practices, such as compassion, kindness, and gratitude. Leaders model authenticity and respect in individual and team interactions. We work to surface and address problems in meaningful ways.