The University of Mount Olive encourages academic, physical, social, and spiritual growth to equip men and women for a meaningful life and career. UMO provides an atmosphere in which positive relationships can flourish. UMO emphasizes the availability of its faculty and staff for advisement and guidance, encouraging students to engage in conversation and discussion with their professors. The University strives to open students’ minds and create in them a passion for lifelong learning, plus a tolerance for discernment of diverse opinions. UMO stresses personal ethics such as integrity, honesty, and industriousness as attributes of the educated person.