The mission of the University of Hawai'i system is to provide quality college and university education and training; create
knowledge through research and scholarship; provide service through extension, technical assistance, and training; contribute to
the cultural heritage of the community; and respond to state needs. The campuses, organized under one board, differentially
emphasize instruction, research, and service. The system's special distinction is found in its Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific
orientation and international leadership role. Common values bind the system together: aloha; academic freedom and intellectual vigor; institutional integrity and service; quality and
opportunity; diversity, fairness, and equity; collaboration and respect; and accountability and fiscal integrity.