Providing leadership and resources to support the intellectual and professional growth of students, faculty and staff. 

We facilitate curricular and co-curricular experiences that foster students’ intellectual development, moral awareness, and curiosity so they can effectively engage with a complex and ambiguous world.

To fulfill this mission, we develop and sustain a learning environment.  These shared values allow us to model our commitment to education in all that we do:


Curiosity is approaching our work with the idea of not knowing it all; that there is always more to learn; that my perspective and world view are not shared by everyone.  It is a sincere interest in dialogue and a desire to add to my knowledge and awareness.  It is a willingness to learn from and teach others, and to seek out diverse opinions.

Trust is a fundamental assumption that each individual is always doing his or her best, based on his or her view of the world.  There are two parts to trust: trusting the person’s ability to accomplish something, and trusting the person’s commitment as part of a team.  Trust is our willingness to suspend judgement in the current moment; to believe the person is honest, capable, and reliable.

Confidence is having the courage, agency, and assurance to provide space for all to think independently, speak honestly, and take risks freely. It enables us to accept challenges, confront difficulty, and overcome obstacles in order to reach our potential both individually and collectively.  As leaders we have the confidence to embrace new and innovative ideas in collaboration with others.Poster Presentations

Reacting to the Past

December 15th, 2018

  • Dec
    , 2018
    All Day
    Honors Registration Form Deadline
    Corson 110
    Registration forms for pursuing honors projects in 2018-19 are due to the Dean’s Office by December 15.  Completed forms must include signatures from advisers and department chairs.

February 7th, 2019

February 14th, 2019