Calstone University exists to enable students to realize their educational goals. The University's first priority is to promote the intellectual progress of students. To fulfill this mission, we design programs and activities to help students develop the academic, vocational, and professional competencies to become employable and contributing members of an interdependent world in a technological age; we seek to foster a rigorous and contemporary understanding of the arts as it relates to fashion, design, jewelry, and professional disciplines as it relates to business and industry. We believe in the following values:
Commitment to Teaching, Scholarship, and Active Learning. We demonstrate excellence in teaching. We honor and reward high performance in learning, teaching, scholarship, research, service, and creative activity. Because the quality of our academic programs is central to our mission, we encourage intellectual curiosity and protect the multiple expressions of academic freedom.
Commitment to Excellence. We set the highest standards for ourselves in all of our actions and activities and support the professional development of faculty, staff, and administrators. We assess our performance so that every area of University life will be continually improved and renewed.
Respect for All People. We aspire to behave as an inclusive, cooperative community. Our behaviors, policies, and programs affirm the worth and personal dignity of every member of the University community and contribute to a campus climate of civility, collegiality, tolerance, and reasoned debate.
Alliances with the Community. We seek partnerships with local schools, community colleges, businesses, and government and social agencies to advance the educational, intellectual, artistic, civic, cultural, and economic aspirations of our surrounding communities.
Encouragement of Innovation, Experimentation, and Creativity. We seek to provide an environment conducive to innovation, experimentation, and creativity. We encourage all members of our community to take intellectual and creative risks, and to embrace changes that will enhance the fulfillment of the University's mission.