Our shared values are at the heart of who we are as Pacificans and represent what we do best. Our values guide and shape our students' success by defining the essence of what a Pacific education means. This affirmed set of values builds students' pride and sense of belonging to the university and can transform their Pacific experience into lasting loyalty.

Our values also support our faculty and staff development and engagement through a shared sense of purpose and identity. They foster a culture that recognizes and rewards the talents and commitment of our people, and cultivate an environment of innovation, inclusiveness and respect.

Academic Excellence

We have high academic standards with a focus on teaching, scholarship, and experiential learning. We invest in individualized attention and long-term relationships that build human potential.

Community Engagement

We are committed to learning from and enhancing our communities. We share a sense of purpose and pride in what we accomplish together.

Diversity and Inclusion

We respect all individuals and embrace the richness that our diversity brings to us as an educational community. We recognize and honor differences, creativity and bridging what is distinct to create an inclusive environment.

Integrity and Accountability

We demonstrate integrity in our actions. We strive to always do the right thing and hold ourselves and others accountable.

Respect and Civility

We demonstrate authentic respect for others and a willingness to engage in genuine discourse. We seek to establish common ground and ways to connect with others. We honor and value one another.


Our students come first in everything we do. Student impact is an important consideration in every decision we make.