Value Statements

Strategic Plan | Vision and MissionGuiding Principles | Strategic Themes


  • values chartWe exercise the highest ethical and professional standards in our advancement of the student learning experience and in relationships with community and external partners.

Social Justice

  • We commit ourselves to creating a Northwestern community that facilitates full and equal access to learning in and outside the classroom.
  • We assess our programs, services,and institutional climate to contribute to an equitable and inclusive Northwestern experience.


  • We look for creative and sustainable approaches to enhance our work, challenge assumptions, and promote strategies to advance student learning and success.
  • We inspire and are inspired; we infuse energy and passion into the pursuit of our vision and mission.


  • We practice open, authentic, and civil communication. We seek first to understand.
  • We partner with one another, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members in a collegial manner that is consistently professional, respectful, and empathic.


  • We strive to be thoughtful and responsible with our natural and institutional resources, facilities, and spaces.