Our Values


Respect for personal dignity and individual potential is important at AUC and has consistently prompted AUC to welcome students and help them succeed.


AUC’s commitment to excellence impels both individuals and the University itself to consistently strive for outcomes that are exemplary rather than simply satisfactory. Such striving for excellence touches all aspects of University life. This value also inspires the University community to recognize its members’ significant achievements and contributions to the welfare of others.


This value reflects the reality that mercy demands commitment, courage, and action, as well as sensitivity, understanding, and care. Staff, faculties, and students of AUC stand with their colleagues in times of personal crisis or grief and express compassion through multiple endeavors that respond to the needs of others within and beyond the University.


Service to students is a basic daily life at AUC, as is service by students, staff, and faculty each lending personal skills and professional expertise to assist others through campus, off-campus internships, service trips, and numerous volunteer opportunities that extend the ethos and the value of service.


At AUC, the value of hospitality means making space for an unexpected visitor, a surprising idea, a fresh insight, even a disturbing question or challenging opportunity. Welcoming the ideas of another may not result in an agreement, but such hospitality does require attentive listening and a readiness to reconsider one’s position.


Whether personal or institutional, implies coherence between words and acts. It calls each member of the AUC community to live in accord with what the University rules and regulations to be as an educational institution. At AUC, integrity suggests both a certain wholeness in the University itself and connections between the University and the larger educational, religious, and social worlds in which it functions.


At AUC we strive to builds a community that fosters an environment that is open and welcoming to diverse people, ideas and perspectives; that promotes a constructive discourse on the nature of diversity; and that engages faculty, staff and students in activities that promote the University’s core values. Today’s diverse student body has expanded such early diversity, and the University continues its efforts to enrich the diversity of its faculty and staff. Such diversity strengthens AUC academic program and educational environment, preparing students to live and work in an international society and global economy.