Core Values & Guiding Principles

The Board of Trustees have set the following six core values and guiding principles: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Fairness, Freedom and Caring. Students, staff and members of faculty are expected to adhere and follow them.


Encourage and support the development of all to meet their potential.
Listen actively to various opinions.
Embrace and support diversity.
Treat all people with dignity.
Maintain the confidentiality of interpersonal communication


Speak truthfully and candidly.
Act with integrity.
Represent information accurately.
Demonstrate consistency between what is said and what is done.


Maintain academic freedom and a free exchange of views.
Ensure the opportunity to exercise choices.
Encourage innovation, risk-taking, and creativity.
Create a culture devoid of fear, retaliation, or revenge.


Respond to the educational needs of our students.
Be accountable for appropriate, efficient, and effective use of resources.
Meet performance expectations for personal and professional conduct.
Foster a safe environment.


Treat everyone equitably, without favoritism or prejudice.
Practice unbiased assessments of issues and individuals.
Establish and maintain realistic performance expectations


Nurture a culture of mutual appreciation.
Cultivate empathy and a compassionate response to others.
Practice positive intervention and appropriate resolution.
Support the development of the individual as a whole person.