of the Arcadia community, we embrace:
Civility is the basis for
how we treat one another, teaching us to appreciate that all members of the
University community add value and deserve respect.
As a global institution, we prize diversity and respect the
rights and dignity of individuals and groups. To create a welcoming
environment, we strive for fairness in our decisions, empathy in our thoughts
and consideration in our actions. On campus, we sustain an atmosphere in which
kindness is the norm -- where we can use our talents, pursue our interests and
engage in civil debate without fear of harassment. In visiting other
communities in the region or abroad, we conduct ourselves with decorum,
respectful of the people in our new surroundings. While sensitive to
difference, we strive to seek understanding and common ground.
Embracing our diversity creates a rich
and welcoming atmosphere where difference in culture, perspective and belief
enriches academic discourse and campus life.
Arcadia is committed to maintaining an inclusive environment
that encourages acceptance, respect, and opportunity. It is through
interactions with faculty, staff and peers representing a diversity of
backgrounds and abilities that we gain self-confidence and respect for others,
learn by using the latest technologies, and acquire essential skills and
knowledge in preparation for rich and meaningful lives.
We challenge ourselves to perform at
and provide high standards in education, experience and opportunity.
Arcadia delivers a quality academic experience that inspires
students intellectually, provides superior global programming, and instills
pride in a variety of University experiences. Excellence at Arcadia encompasses
scholastic development, physical well-being and environmental conservancy.
Striving for excellence in teaching and learning also fosters an atmosphere
where recognizing peer achievement contributes to our growth and
We are honest and ethical in how we
conduct ourselves in our actions and our decisions individually and
collectively as an institution.
Integrity is the foundation upon which we build our code of
ethics across academics, student life, athletics, community relations and
international opportunities. We are a community that is transparent in the
sharing of information, guided by steadfast uprightness in all conducts,
operations, and affairs of the institution.
Ours is a community of learners that
encourages freedom of thought and expression irrespective of ideological
At the heart of a liberal arts education lies a commitment
to intellectual freedom. We seek an approach to knowledge and scholarship that
expands beyond borders and improves our understanding of communities and
ourselves. Guaranteeing freedom of academics and experiences helps us make
connections across disciplines and cultures, between theory and practical
applications, in the classroom and the community.
We are committed stewards of Arcadia,
carrying the responsibility to ensure resources are allocated in accordance
with institutional mission, goals and guidelines.
As caretaker of the beautiful 81-acre campus on the grounds
of the historic landmark Grey Towers Castle, Arcadia builds upon a legacy that
stretches back to the University’s founding in 1853. All members of the University
community play a role in representing the institution, in maintaining fiscal
responsibility, and in holding one another accountable for our actions.
A distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience.Learn more.
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