A guiding framework of values
At Iowa State, the Principles of Community are everywhere. They show up in job advertisements, remarks by senior leaders, course syllabi, video and website content, and orientations for students and employees alike.
Developed in large part by students, the six Principles of Community are the foundation for cultivating inclusion at the university. They are powerful in large part because they use casual language and express straightforward concepts. That simplicity makes the principles more useful. They can be noticed, recalled and referenced in helpful moments instead of being buried in a planning document or mission statement.