Principles of Community

 

Respect: We seek to foster an open-minded understanding among individuals, organizations and groups. We support this understanding through outreach, increasing opportunities for collaboration, formal education programs and strategies for resolving disagreement.

Purpose: We are encouraged to be engaged in the university community. Thus, we strive to build a genuine community that promotes the advancement of knowledge, cooperation and leadership.

Cooperation: We recognize that the mission of the university is enhanced when we work together to achieve the goals of the university. Therefore, we value each member of the Iowa State University community for their insights and efforts, collective and individual, to enhance the quality of campus life.

Richness of Diversity: We recognize and cherish the richness of diversity in our university experience. Furthermore, we strive to increase the diversity of ideas, cultures and experiences throughout the university community.

Freedom from discrimination: We recognize that we must strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Therefore, we commit ourselves to create and maintain a community in which all students, staff, faculty and administrators can work together in an atmosphere free from discrimination, and to respond appropriately to all acts of discrimination.

Honest and respectful expression of ideas: We affirm the right to and the importance of a free exchange of ideas at Iowa State University within the bounds of courtesy, sensitivity and respect. We work together to promote awareness of various ideas through education and constructive strategies to consider and engage in honest disagreements.


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Press

Principles Commission charter

Exact source unknown - Fall 2005

Searching for values

Iowa State Daily - December 5, 2005

ISU leaders support GSB commission

Iowa State Daily - December 7, 2005

Geoffroy requests input on Principles of Community

Inside Iowa State - April 28, 2006

Comments on six principles of community due Oct. 1

Inside Iowa State - August 26, 2006

Principles Approved

Inside Iowa State - February 9, 2007

Leath reintroduces Principles of Community

Inside Iowa State - August 25, 2016

Promoting ISU’s Principles of Community in Your Syllabus

Teaching News | ISU CELT - August 17, 2017