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Core Values

Student Centered

Plan, implement and evaluate programs and experiences that places students at the center of our work.

A commitment to student learning, development, and academic success is embedded in our work, and through student-centered educational offerings, administration, and services, we positively impact students and clients collectively.


"The careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care."

To safeguard the financial, human, information, and physical assets; and to create an atmosphere that encourages students and staff to contribute to the overall excellence of the University.


Utilize teamwork and participatory approaches in our work.

Achieve synergy and positive overall results through partnerships, teamwork, and cooperation. Work together and effectively utilize resources to provide students/clients with high quality services, programs, facilities and resources.


Recognize and respect human identities that are different from our own and those of the groups to which we belong.

Develop and promote awareness of, and educate ourselves and the community about human identities such as race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and disabilities. Actively participate on the creation and sustenance of safe communities that affirm and value all members.


Operate from an ethical frame of reference.

Adhere to a code of conduct which is consistent with the overall values expressed in the Monarch Creed, and act on one's conscience, work in good faith; behave with honesty and fairness, promoting justice, accepting responsibility, and being a person of one's word.

Quality Work

Achieve excellence results that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of those we serve.

Practice continuous improvement.


Assume complete ownership of our duties, responsibilities, and actions. "Say what you mean and mean what you say."

Approach our work with an understanding of our areas of influence, cognizant that the work we do individually and department-wide impacts others within the Division, University, and the broader community.