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5

values

We believe the following principles will guide us as we work to uphold those values:

MAINTAINING EXTRAORDINARY STANDARDS IN:

Academic rigor

Intellectual inquiry

Rich life experiences

FOSTERING ENGAGED LEARNING THROUGH:

Evidence-based inquiry

High integrity

Global experiences

Traditional and nontraditional teaching/learning opportunities

CULTIVATING STEWARDSHIP THROUGH:

Beneficial partnerships

Responsibility

Efficiency

NSU’s students, faculty, and staff are drawn together by the following values:

CONNECTION

Valuing relationships by maintaining the highest ethical integrity in all we do.

Valuing our community through a commitment to responsible stewardship.

Valuing the future through the development of human, intellectual, cultural, financial, and

environmental resources.

COMMUNITY

Creating a vibrant community through teamwork, cooperation, and mutual respect in an

environment that is diverse in knowledge, culture, and worldview.

EDUCATION

Expanding research and teaching to/for issues of importance to our community, state, and region.

Assuring academic rigor and the highest standards of excellence in all forms of intellectual inquiry.