Values Statement


We are dedicated to and strive for excellence as individuals and as a learning community. We hold students responsible for their learning, and the college responsible for providing an environment to facilitate learning. We continuously assess and improve our educational programs for students and the workplace for college employees.


We value the interconnected nature of the college's living and learning environment. We foster student learning and growth across the disciplines and across the college's academic and co-curricular programs and offerings, and extending to students' experiences in the community and the workplace environment. We encourage all college community members to be engaged and participate in the college's educational offerings.


We treat all others with consideration and in a fair and just manner, demonstrating mutual respect and a high regard for one another's rights, perspectives, and opinions. We promote and practice open dialogue, collaboration, and civic engagement. We strive to be diverse and inclusive; we value diversity of background, experience and opinion among community members; and we do not tolerate discrimination or harassment. We are committed to developing and maintaining a healthy educational, living and working environment and to fully integrating sustainable and environmentally responsible practices.


We value and practice honesty, openness and transparency, ensuring information sharing and frank discussion. We practice openness of communication and action with simultaneous respect for the views and professional autonomy of others. We provide accurate information to members of the college community, members of the public, and the appropriate regulatory authorities. We strive to ensure the privacy of faculty, staff and students in areas where confidentiality is expected or required. We demonstrate professional integrity by avoiding or disclosing conflicts of interest. Disagreements are amicably discussed and resolved, and the power inherent in positions of authority is not exploited.


All members are responsible for the safety, security, and fiscal health of our community. We respect the rights of others, and we demonstrate responsible citizenship by maintaining a high standard of conduct and ethical behavior in our dealings and interactions with others.