MWECAU is dedicated to St. Joseph the Worker and has the motto
"Lux Mundi" in Kiswahili "Mwanga wa Dunia" and in English "Light of the World".
- Integrity: The University will model, both in attitude and in behaviour, a strong sense of acting uprightly and act with honesty, sincerity and high ethical standard of love of God and neighbour.
- Trust: Our commitment builds confidence to our stakeholders.
- Excellence: The University will deliver its programs in such a manner as to ensure academic rigor and relevance and commits us to challenge ourselves to utilize our God-given gifts – intellectual, social, physical, spiritual and ethical. Our goal is to produce the highest quality.
- Accountability: We recognize and live up our responsibility to our Students, campus resources and community at large
- Respect: It moves to understand the gifts and unique contributions of every person in the University community and to value diverse perspectives and value life.