Our Commitment/Values


  • We will identify and address systemic barriers to equity, access, and success for students, faculty and staff both within and outside of the university
  • We will provide forums that encourage critical thinking about societal topics impacting our university, local, and global communities.
  • We will provide opportunities to engage in substantive discussions where varying perspectives are welcomed and respected in and outside of the classroom.
  • We will not tolerate hate speech or bigotry in our community.
  • We will create opportunities to educate each other to the importance of  using restorative justice to 1) repair the harm done; (2) resolve conflicts on their own and in small groups where parties decide together; and (3) transform: which can cause fundamental changes in people, relationships and communities.
  • We will ensure equitable access to tools, resources, support, and opportunities for faculty and staff.
  • We will hire people who reflect the diversity of our student body.
  • We will initiate and engage in partnerships that improve education, health, cultural engagement, and opportunities to strengthen well-being in Greater New Haven and beyond.