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2008-2014 Mission, Vision, and Values


As educators in the spirit of the liberal arts tradition, the members of the Division of Student Affairs are committed to serving, supporting, and challenging students in their development as individuals and as responsible global citizens.


The Division of Student Affairs will inspire students to fully engage in their educational opportunities by creating a nationally recognized residential community that is both distinctive and innovative.


Integrated Learning
We value multidimensional learning which equips individuals to make meaning from disparate contexts and perspectives.

We value a community that acts with genuine spirit of warmth, acceptance, support, and kindness.

We value fairness, dignity, and honor, such that individuals respect themselves, others, property, and the community.

We value honest and ethical behavior congruent with the values and the responsibilities of living in this University community.

Identity Development
We value an individual's reflection on his or her unique life experience and how they are expressed through beliefs and behaviors.

We value commitment to a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Social Responsibility
We value the intrinsic worth of each individual, acknowledge inequity in communities around us, and aspire to make the world a better place.

Intercultural Understanding and Diversity
We value our interdependency in an increasingly diverse and global community and seek to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of similarities and differences between individuals.