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Value Statements


We 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.