Core Values

  • UMES continues to adhere to its purpose by:
    • Providing high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs that will equip students with 21st-century knowledge and skills necessary for the challenges of America and the world;

    • Affirming its role as the State's 1890 land-grant institution by providing citizens with opportunities and access that will enhance their lives and enable them to develop intellectually, economically, socially, and culturally;

    • Demonstrating shared governance through recognition of the viewpoints that various members of the university community contribute to the institution;

    • Appreciating diversity in its student body, faculty, staff, and administration through civility, commitment to tolerance, freedom of expression, and celebration of other cultures;

    • Adhering to the highest standards of honesty, fairness, trust, and integrity in both personal and professional behavior;

    • Promoting student-centeredness as the heart of the educational enterprise; and

    • Focusing on character development through learning and leadership experiences.