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University Core Values

The university core values committee began to meet in February 2019, following President Martha Burger’s charge to reinvigorate our core values to give OCU a foundation for supporting our mission, shaping our institutional culture, and guiding our decision-making. We invite you to get involved using the links below.

Our core values should reflect what the OCU community already shares and believes, along with projecting our goals and identity. This means hearing from many different voices, so we hope you are able to participate in this process!

Sign up for a Focus Group

Student Focus Groups

Wednesday, March 20th • 12–1 p.m.  • Kramer East, Room 135-136 • Pizza provided
Wednesday, March 27th • 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. • Library 214 • Pizza provided
Thursday, March 28th • 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. • Library 214 • Pizza provided
Friday, March 29th • 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Library 214 • Pizza provided

Faculty Focus Groups

Tuesday, March 19th • 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. • Library 215 • Lunch provided
Wednesday, March 20th • 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Library 215 • Light refreshments

Staff Focus Groups

Tuesday, March 26th • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. • Library 215 • Light refreshments
Wednesday, March 27th • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. • Library 215 • Light refreshments

Fill Out a Survey

Input from focus groups will help shape questions for a larger survey that will go to the entire OCU community—from students to employees, alumni to trustees—in early April. Check back here in April for the survey link. The data gathered from these steps will be used to develop and solidify our core values. These values will be the manifestation of the university’s identity and heart, and will become the driving force and foundation for OCU’s future.