These ten statements serve as an expression of the core values of Duquesne University. They have been described as goals because they will guide our actions and will be reflected in the lives of everyone in the Duquesne community.
Our extraordinary and pervasive sense of MISSION as a Spiritan Catholic university will be the guide for all Duquesne University does.
ETHICS will be central for the University both theoretically and practically.
LEADERSHIP and the development of leadership skills will be a core focus.
Duquesne University will become an increasingly diverse community and sustain an environment in which human DIVERSITY is valued.
SERVICE to others will be an essential theme in all our efforts.
Respect for the ENVIRONMENT will shape both academic and business decisions.
There will be responsible STEWARDSHIP of all University resources—human, financial and physical.
ASSESSMENT will be coordinated University-wide and used as a means of planning.
There will be a new emphasis on AFRICA and the African diaspora.
A culture of EXCELLENCE will be created and sustained through policies, practices and habits that assure continuous improvement.