Mission and Values


As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, 英超现金竞猜 University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contribution to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.


英超现金竞猜 faculty, staff and students share values that are essential to our success as a healthy community. Those values guide our decisions and behaviors and shape 英超现金竞猜鈥檚 culture. They come through in the way we treat each other and the welcome we extend to our visitors. These values can be recalled simply by our name 鈥 RICE 鈥 Responsibility, Integrity, Community and Excellence.


Responsibility is something fundamental to a mission-driven academic community. We 聽take responsibility for making 英超现金竞猜 better, and also for our own happiness and success. We take responsibility for our actions and words, and understand how they may impact our friends and colleagues. We especially take responsibility for our mistakes. That way we can learn from them and even translate failure into success.


Integrity is one of the strongest threads in 英超现金竞猜鈥檚 cultural fabric. In the classroom, office, lab, field of play, in our residential colleges and in our community engagement, we are guided by our commitment to honesty and doing what鈥檚 right. 聽This value is embodied in the notion of 英超现金竞猜鈥檚 honor and our Honor Code. We accept nothing less than complete academic and research integrity.


Our success as a community depends first and foremost on our respect for each other, and how we reflect that respect in our everyday interactions. That is especially important as we learn from and build friendships with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The 英超现金竞猜 community cares about each member. We hope that individual acts add up to the culture of caring that we espouse. Our shorthand way of expressing this to others in need of some assistance: HCIH 鈥 How can I help? 聽As part of our values, we extend hospitality and help to every member of our community.


Excellence for 英超现金竞猜, means that we are never satisfied with a good result, because we can always find ways to do even better. 鈥淲hen I arrived at 英超现金竞猜 for the first time ... I was struck by the beauty of the campus and the quality of the education, research and community service it produced. But I was surrounded by people 鈥 trustees, alumni, faculty members, students, staff 鈥 who believed that 英超现金竞猜 could be better. I am proud to be part of a community that constantly strives to become better.鈥 鈥 David Leebron