Penn State Values — Respect

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As part of the launch of the University’s Values, Penn State Today is featuring a special series of videos highlighting those Values and people who live and strive for them every day. We’re also putting out a special call for nominations for “We Are!” recognition awards for people whose efforts embody a particular Penn State Value. 

Those Values — Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, Excellence and Community — represent Penn State’s core ethical aspirations for what we do every day as students, faculty, staff and volunteers. The Values were developed over a four-year period that included a survey, town hall meetings and ongoing feedback from across the community.

This week, the focus is on Respect. For Penn State, Respect means: "We respect and honor the dignity of each person, embrace civil discourse, and foster a diverse and inclusive community.

Penn State Values — Respect

As part of the launch of the University’s Values, Penn State is featuring a special series of videos highlighting those Values and people who live and strive for them every day. Those Values — Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, Excellence and Community — represent Penn State’s core ethical aspirations for what we do every day as students, faculty, staff and volunteers. The Values were developed over a four-year period that included a survey, town hall meetings and ongoing feedback from across the community. This week, the focus is on Respect: "We respect and honor the dignity of each person, embrace civil discourse and foster a diverse and inclusive community." Several Penn Staters talk about what Respect means to them.

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As part of this initiative, we're recognizing Penn Staters who were nominated for a "We Are!" for living up to a Penn State Value. These Penn Staters are recognized for their work on Responsibility:

Brian Westmoreland, Carl Barnhart and Jim Fuss, security supervisors at Penn State Hershey, whose nominator wrote: "This shout out is for the security staff in the Children's Hospital. They are all so friendly, and we know we are in good hands every day!"

Do you know a student or member of faculty or staff who embodies Respect? If you do, consider sending a public “thank you” and nominate that person for a “We Are!” recognition award. We’ll include nominees in an upcoming issue of Penn State Today.

 

Last Updated March 25, 2016