Pledges the best individual and collective efforts to challenge each person while offering the attention and encouragement that recognizes the uniqueness of everyone.
Affirms Judeo-Christian values as a core element of the University's institutional identity, emphasizing faith in God, moral integrity, and respect for the value of each person in a community of learning.
Stresses character formation: integrity, self-discipline, responsibility, compassion, service, and good citizenship.
Supports free, open and critical inquiry as central to academic freedom and necessary for intellectual and professional development.
Excellence in Teaching
Recognizes teaching supported by research and scholarship as the University's central and most important activity and duty.