Principles and Values


Individual commitment to excellence is central to the values we promote. We value the purposeful pursuit of knowledge that improves our communities and prepares us for a lifetime of service. In pursuit of this, we seek to foster a culture of leadership, excellence, and celebration. 


Central to our productivity and morale is a climate that is considerate and respectful. The University of Idaho is an extensive and diverse community of people from varied backgrounds and beliefs. We welcome the viewpoints and contributions of everyone in our community. We believe that an institution is only as strong as its ability to include diverse perspectives that critically contribute to the University of Idaho’s mission.


We believe that adherence to and a shared understanding of ethical principles is necessary for effective collaboration within an educational community. The University of Idaho is committed to internal congruence as well as openness and transparency in decision-making and leadership.


The University of Idaho is a community that is brave and bold in our pursuit of higher aspirations, always pushing to offer the best opportunities and environment for our students, faculty, staff, and community. We are confident in our ability to succeed and have demonstrated long-term discipline to achieve our goals.


We embrace our personal obligation to ensure the sustainability of our future. Promoting healthy lifestyles is part of our effort to encourage stewardship of the natural environment.