As a Catholic University faithful to the teachings of St. Augustine which aim to make knowledge a structure of wisdom such that the search for knowledge (scientia) should lead one to exercise love (caritas), the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos strives to impart the Augustinian Recollect style of education which seeks to develop the person integrally.
The University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos envisions itself as: A Catholic institution giving witness to the Augustinian Recollect charism as a way of living Christian faith; A true Catholic institution offering an Augustinian Recollect style of education that responds to the needs of the church, the Filipino society and the world; and A partner of the government in the development of the young to be productive, enlightened and upright citizens whose hearts and minds are focused not only on their individual good but also on the welfare and well-being of the entire Filipino nation with special concern for the weak and the poor.
As a Catholic University imbued with the Augustinian Recollect style of viewing education, the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos commits itself to provide the climate, the structure, and the means by which vocation, technical skills and talents of all members of the academic community can be optimally developed and inextricably permeated by faith so they can be used in the service of the people for the glory of God.
The University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos translates its mission statement into the following four domains of schooling:
1. Academic: Continuing education with religion as the core to qualified persons with preferential option for the poor from elementary to the graduate levels;
2. Non-Academic: Opening of opportunities for the development of skills and talents in the areas of sports and cultural endeavors;
3. Community Extension: Complementation of the study programs with inter-disciplinary outreach projects that will enable the academic community to be involved in the promotion of the total development of man;
4. Research: Enrichment of existing academic programs and broadening of knowledge through functional, ethical researches for the authentic good individuals and the society.
At the end of the formation, the students are expected to be:
Spiritually sound individuals who are CHRIST-centered and MARIAN- inspired.
Intellectually cultured individuals who are able to rationally and eloquently communicate their ideas and appreciate the arts as reflections of the infinite beauty of God;
Morally healthy individuals who can weigh values with great sense of accountability;
Physically healthy individuals who give due respect to the body, keeping it fit as a temple of the HOLY SPIRIT;
Culturally conscious individuals who value heritage earned by past generations, enriching it by promoting desirable traditions and rendering authentic service to the Church and the country for the common good;
Socially concerned individuals who are sensitive and responsive to the needs of the marginalized sector of the community and the society;
Technically proficient individuals who are superior in useful skills in the practice of professions; and
Scholarly leaders of science who extend the frontiers of knowledge through experimentation and verification bringing about a deeper evaluation of problems that will make them see profoundly the synthesis of faith, reason, culture and life.
UNO-R is a community which constantly searches for the truth by returning unto itself, rediscovering Christ and recognizing Him in its members. As members of the community we aspire to develop values of:
- Interior Silence
UNO-R is a community of disciples who like Mary, our Lady of Consolation, the first disciple of the Lord, unceasingly draws all its members to God through an act of faith by listening to God’s word and embracing it with generous and open heart and bear fruit through perseverance. As UNO-Rians, we strive for:
- Sensitivity to others’ needs
UNO-R is a community that strives to develop in all its members the values and qualities of humble and generous service. It seeks to build up a community where everyone aims towards authentic service for the benefit of the common good. As members of the community, we aspire to develop values of:
- Genuine commitment
- Passion and zeal
UNO-R is a community that strives to live a life based on the gospel. As persons committed to the teachings of Christ, we endeavor to live the values of:
UNO-R strives to create and build a community founded on love of God and neighbor and to which everybody would like to belong or be a part of. As members of the community, aspire to develop the values of:
Passion for Excellence
UNO-R is a community where all the members aspire to be and to do their best as gifted persons in response to the Lord’s invitation, “You must be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect.” As members of the community, we strive to have:
- Love of knowledge
- Humility to learn