Core Values

Excellence in Education for Students in the Liberal Arts

  • varied forms of learning, in and out of the classroom and beyond the campus
  • creative and critical thinking stimulated by the free, open exchange of ideas
  • education that reflects on its own process
  • excellent teaching as the highest priority of the faculty
  • active scholarship in traditional and interdisciplinary fields
  • need-blind admission of students with strong academic potential

A Diverse Community

  • personal, egalitarian, and respectful interactions among all members of the college community
  • meeting full demonstrated financial-aid need of admitted and continuing students
  • support for professional well-being of all whose work contributes to the college

Social Responsibility

  • our strong tradition of social responsibility and action
  • our strong tradition of self-governance and personal responsibility
  • learning from and communicating with the world beyond the campus
  • life-long connections that support friendship, work, and learning
  • continuing to build institutional strength for educating tomorrow's students