As a Jesuit and Catholic University, John Carroll University strives to foster the fullest development of its students in an atmosphere of care and concern.  The Jesuit value of cura personalis, the care of each and every individual, along with the University’s mission to inspire individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service call us to promote the growth and development of the whole person.  This is also articulated in the University’s core values that call for the creation of a rigorous approach to scholarship, an inclusive community where differing points of view and experience are valued, a commitment to sharing our gifts, and an appreciation that our personal and collective choices can build a more just world.

Our community holds high expectations of how we live and interact with each other as we are all interconnected and thus the actions of one of us has an effect on us collectively.  Respect for self, respect for others, respect for property, respect for authority, and honesty, both within and outside the University community are the foundations for our standards of conduct.  In order for our community to thrive, all members must be active in contributing to an environment where people feel safe, sustained, engaged, challenged, and appreciated.  We must also hold ourselves and each other accountable for our actions as a part of our community life.