Core Values

The Division of Student Affairs seeks to support a community based upon mutual understanding and consideration, in support of the Division's Core 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.  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.
  • The Embrace of 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.

We refer to the Core Values as our 'CIRCLE' of values