Mission and Vision


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s (UTRGV) mission is to transform the Rio Grande Valley, the Americas, and the world through an innovative and accessible educational environment that promotes student success, research, creative works, health and well-being, community engagement, and sustainable development. 

The Office of Global Engagement’s (OGE) mission is to globalize UTRGV by identifying, creating, and supporting global initiatives while opening a range of opportunities for the faculty, students, the community, and senior leadership. OGE provides funding, vision, logistics, and other support that helps the University realize its strategic priorities. To this end, OGE will support globalization of our faculty and staff so they can educate students who “will inspire the world.”

Globalization is a conscious commitment, confirmed through action, to infuse global and comparative perspectives throughout the teaching, research, and service missions of the university. It shapes institutional ethos and values and touches the entire university endeavor. It extends the reach and scope of the university’s mission and purpose, and helps UTRGV to carry out its mission in more ways, with more people, and in more places.

OGE and its units of International Programs and Partnerships, International Admissions and Student Services, and the Language Institute, are pivotal for globalization at UTRGV, the Rio Grande Valley, and beyond.


 OGE advances knowledge, research, and learning that promote the common good. We contribute to the academic and cultural environments of UTRGV through the movement of people and ideas across borders. We support our faculty, staff, and students to become effective global leaders who will create a more just global society.