In the pursuit of attaining quality assurance, it is the aim of the university, through the BukSU extension unit to contribute its community extension expertise to the society and the country. CHED Memorandum Order No. 56, S. 2016 on Pathways to Equity, Relevance and Advancement in Research, Innovation, and Extension in Philippine Higher Education put emphasis on platforms in pursuit of inclusive social and economic development. As provided in this directive, HEIs like BukSU, as producers of knowledge or hubs of innovation, like other HEIs, are positioned to work in partnership with communities, business, and industry in facilitating the transfer of knowledge or technology on specific development areas that directly affect the lives of individuals, families and communities.
With this, the University’s Extension thrusts are geared towards the upliftment of the quality of life and poverty alleviation in the region, in Mindanao, and the country as a whole. The community extension thrusts and priorities of BukSU is focused on platforms that are based on the seventeen (17) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in consonance with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Philippine Development Plan (2017-2022) of National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) anchored on Ten Point Socio-Economic Agenda, Commission on Higher Education (CHED)- National Higher Education Research Agenda (NHERA), Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda (HNRDA) 2017-2022 and National Integrated Basic Research Agenda (NIBRA) 2017-2022, the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA), Gender Responsive Extension Agenda (CHED CMO #1 series of 2015) and based from the discovered local needs of the community revealed through research. Guided by the abovementioned programs, BukSU considers the following thrusts by colleges to establish priorities in developing, processing and funding extension proposals that is locally, culturally and gender-sensitive.