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Shared Values

Drexel University’s shared values provide the foundation and guidance for all decision-making and the actions of all community members.
Shared Values: Integrity, Innovation, Inclusion, Impact, Integration


Build trusting relationships with and among academic, corporate, government and global community partners by adhering to the highest ethical standards; respecting shared governance; supporting work-life balance and equitable policies; demonstrating impartiality, freedom from conflicts of interest and exceptional stewardship of resources; and engaging in transparent, values-based decision-making.


Nurture a learning community diverse in backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas, free from bias or discrimination, making education more accessible and producing equitable outcomes. Ensure that underrepresented and dissenting voices are sought, heard, and integrated into decision-making processes. Demonstrate respect and caring for others whether in an academic, employment, community, or global context.


Infuse excellence into every aspect of the University, from the education of students to the application of research and creative activity, in order to make a positive difference in the world.


Blend immersive educational experiences, research, scholarship, broad partnerships and community engagement in order to generate agile learners, teachers and solutions that benefit society through courageous leadership, innovative partnerships and a spirit of collaboration.


Foster responsiveness, flexibility, entrepreneurship and creativity to generate novel, useful and relevant ideas and solutions that positively transform both individuals and communities.