Responsible Community


To educate its students and be part of a vibrant citizenry, the college will exemplify stewardship, accountability, and concern. The institution will model a responsible community, creating intentional and meaningful connections with its students, faculty, and staff, and serving as a strong citizen and steward through service and outreach.

Priority Initiatives

  1. Deepen the college’s academic community of learning by creating opportunities that enrich and expand intellectual life beyond the classroom.

  2. Develop and implement summer and inter-term programs that expand the college’s educational opportunities for students.

  3. Deepen the diversity, equity, and inclusion ethos of the college through education, policies, and practices, including establishing an office for leadership of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

  4. Develop and implement an appropriate environmental sustainability ethos through education, policies and practices across academics, student/faculty/staff engagement, operations and planning, and administration.

  5. Expand the concept of wellness on campus through intentional programming for physical, mental/emotional, spiritual, social, intellectual wellness.

  6. With intention, extend the responsible community ethos into the larger community through service, outreach, and the provision of community events.
Responsible Community KPI

Central to the success of the strategic plan is regular and recursive assessment, evaluation of the Priority Initiatives and their contributions to the Core Strategies, and the continued transparency of sharing this key information via the college's FactbookTo ensure accountability and optimization, each Priority Initiative will be measured against Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and analyzed for progress towards defined targets. 


    Engagement Metrics

    • Percent of full-time faculty and staff actively engaged in community service activities
    • Percent of students engaged in community service activities
    • Number of seminars, workshops, visiting scholars, and academic presentations

    Sustainability Metrics


    DEI Metrics