UNO-R is an Augustinian Recollect Center of Learning which makes knowledge (SCIENTIA) a structure of wisdom that leads one to the exercise of love (CARITAS).

Our Vision

We are a Catholic University committed to the integral formation of the human person with passion for excellence and service to the Church and society.

Our Mission

We are an Augustinian Recollect University that educates the mind and heart by providing the climate, the structure, and the means to develop the vocation, knowledge, skills, talents, and attitude of the community as permeated by the Gospel values for the service of humanity, love and praise to the One God.


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.


The University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos translates its mission statement into the following four domains of schooling:

Academic: Continuing education with religion as the core to qualified persons with preferential option for the poor from elementary to the graduate levels;

Non-Academic: Opening of opportunities for the development of skills and talents in the areas of sports and cultural endeavors;

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;

Research: Enrichment of existing academic programs and broadening of knowledge through functional, ethical researches for the authentic good individuals and the society.

Augustinian Values