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What are our Core Values?

Some definitions to help guide us

  • Answers the question, "What principles will guide our actions?"
  • The institution's essential and enduring tenets; a small set of core principles, not to be compromised for financial gain or short-term expediency. The values are manifest in the behavior of the institution's members.
  • An institution's values describe those "evergreen" principles that shall guide all decisions, actions, and behaviors. These are essential and enduring tenets, not to be compromised for short-term expediency.
  • Decisions should not be made, behaviors should not be demonstrated, and actions should not be taken that violate these core principles.