Core Values

The core values of Caldwell University emanate from the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, the life of Saint Dominic de Guzman, the Charism of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell, and the Four Pillars of Dominican Life.

CU-RICEIn response to St. Dominic’s desire to pursue “truth” through education, Caldwell University commits itself to the following core values:


Respecting the sacred dignity of all creation, we call ourselves to have responsible relationships with each other and with the earth. We value diversity and believe it enriches the University community.


We commit ourselves to honesty and professional excellence in all interactions and relationships.


Valuing relationships, collaboration, and inclusivity, we extend this spirit through intentional connections within the campus community and beyond.


Aware that each person has a role in creating a just and compassionate global community, we seek to  develop a love for lifelong learning and  a commitment to the search for knowledge, truth, and solutions to problems.