Dean of Students Office Core Values

The Department of Community Service embodies the Core Values of the Dean of Students office at Brandeis University. We seek to build a community based upon mutual understanding and consideration. Our work reflects our commitment to upholding the following values, also referred to as our 'CIRCLE' of values.

Citizenship

Every individual has a vested interest in the well-being of the community and, therefore, an obligation to stay informed, to make positive contributions and to offer assistance to those who need our help.

Integrity

Every person is responsible for the consequences of his or her own actions, and our community is stronger when we contemplate the context of our decisions and uphold the principles of sincerity, trust and honesty.

Respect

Our community is one in which care and concern for ourselves and one another are of paramount importance, and our words and deeds reflect our appreciation for theory and practice, institutions and individuals, tradition and innovation.

Civility

Regardless of difference in opinion or background, our conduct must demonstrate courtesy and compassion, and reflect our recognition of the dignity of every human being.

Lifelong Learning

Each of us is both teacher and student; we regard each moment as an opportunity to share a learning experience with others, and we accept challenges for the advancement of the community as a whole.

Embracing Diversity

Because our lives are richer the more we are exposed to a full range of people and experiences, we celebrate human diversity, and strive for the broadest representation of perspectives in all that we do.