Community Values

Community Values

Northern Vermont University (NVU) is a thriving learning and living community dedicated to honoring the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff, and investing in their commitment to lifelong learning, personal well-being, and success. 

Demonstrated through our actions and beliefs we are committed to… 

  • A community where freedom of expression is protected; differences in others’ ideas, values, and experiences are respected; and where civility is positively affirmed. 
  • A community where curiosity, critical thinking and thoughtful questions are celebrated as meaningful contributions to the learning environment. 
  • A community that demonstrates compassion and responsibility through service and involvement within our campuses and our surrounding communities. 
  • A community where individuals accept their obligations to the group and respect the rights and property of others.