We strive for excellence in all our academic pursuits. We are committed to innovation in our teaching, research, and outreach to our communities. We commit to continuous self-improvement to achieve excellence in all our endeavors.
Ethics and Dignity
We are committed to the highest standards of honesty, fairness, respect, and professional and scholarly ethics. We value the dignity and worth of all people. We expect all of our conduct to be based on integrity, mutual respect, and civility, and that conduct is driven by the highest ethical standards.
We embrace all aspects of human diversity and value its necessity to ensure a vibrant learning community. We are committed to providing a college community that is supportive, safe, and welcoming.
We are committed to fostering the professional and personal growth of all students and our fellow colleagues by promoting lifelong learning and leadership development. These interests are the primary focus of college decisions and activities.
Complete honesty is expected from everyone in every situation. Even the appearance of conflict of interest will be avoided. Successful long-term relationships depend on trust and open communication.
Respect for Others
Each person is treated with respect and dignity in all situations. Criticize only ideas—not people, and share responsibility. There is no room for abusive language or arrogance in relationships with others.
Collaboration and Public Engagement
We commit to working collegially and cooperatively in establishing productive partnerships with our colleagues and public communities. Through these partnerships, we strive to improve education and the quality of life for all to ensure a better future for all.