The University strives to exemplify these core values:
- PEOPLE come first and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
- Commitment to SCHOLARSHIP, LEARNING, SERVICE, and COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT is embraced;
- EXCELLENCE is achieved through TEAMWORK, LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, ACCOUNTABILITY and SHARED RESPONSIBILITY;
- DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected; and
- HONESTY, INTEGRITY and TRUST will direct all that we do.