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Core Values

A second element of the UMD Strategic Planning process involved identifying a set of core values that will guide the campus as it continues its mission and works toward achieving the campus goals and vision.

Goal: A list of 5-7 core values (described in short phrases) that will guide campus activities

Process (completion dates):

Approved Core Values Statement:

To promote student success and to enrich the educational experience, students, staff and faculty at UMD strive to learn, work, and live in accord with the following core values:

Learning. We educate students through an integrative learning-centered environment that fosters a lifelong pursuit of wisdom.

Discovery. We discover, create, and share knowledge.

Engagement. We actively collaborate with each other and the larger community to identify and achieve common goals.

Inclusiveness. We respect and embrace the diversity of individuals, perspectives, and ideas and strive for social justice.

Sustainability. We balance current environmental, economic, and social needs with those of future generations.

Integrity. We adhere to the highest ethical standards and take responsibility for our ideas and actions.

Excellence. We achieve excellence through creativity, continuous improvement, and innovation.

How you can contribute now: Please comment on the core values statement at the UMD Strategic Planning blog or by sending an e-mail to

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An identified set of core values guides how the UMD campus undertakes its mission and works to achieve its vision.

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