Core Values

The College’s seven Core Values are based on and consistent with the five Quaker testimonies. Indeed, three testimonies – community, equality and integrity – are also Core Values. The Core Values are the essential and enduring tenets of the institution.


We are committed to the cultivation of positive relationships between and common experiences among students, faculty and staff.


We are committed to creating an academic institution where a variety of persons and perspectives are welcome. We are committed to providing an environment where students from all cultures and backgrounds may succeed.


We are committed to creating an institution and a society where everyone is appreciated and judged based on their contributions and performance rather than gender, race, religion, sexual identity or socio-economic condition. Through the work of this institution, we will create awareness of and work toward the elimination of individual and institutional racism.


We are committed to setting high standards of academic rigor in courses and creating high expectations for achievement by everyone in our community. We seek the personal and intellectual transformation of our students.


We are committed to creating a community that acts with honesty and forthrightness, holding ourselves to high academic and ethical standards and dealing with everyone with respect.


We are committed to peacefully resolving conflict, sharing economic and natural resources, and achieving parity in educational opportunity.


We are committed to making decisions that will ensure the long-term survival of this institution. We must maximize the value of our human, financial and physical resources in ways consistent with our Quaker heritage.