The Penn State Values, a statement of core values for the University, was developed over a four-year process. The Values represent our core ethical aspirations for all our daily activities and actions as students, faculty, staff, and volunteers at Penn State.
Integrity: We act with integrity and honesty in accordance with the highest academic, professional, and ethical standards.
Respect: We respect and honor the dignity of each person, embrace civil discourse, and foster a diverse and inclusive community.
Responsibility: We act responsibly, and we are accountable for our decisions, actions, and their consequences.
Discovery: We seek and create new knowledge and understanding, and foster creativity and innovation, for the benefit of our communities, society, and the environment.
Excellence: We strive for excellence in all our endeavors as individuals, an institution, and a leader in higher education.
Community: We work together for the betterment of our University, the communities we serve, and the world.