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 responsible relationship with each other and with the earth. Diversity of races, creeds, cultures, and abilities enriches the University community, in a climate of mutual respect.


Concerned for the good of individuals and the community, we commit ourselves to honesty and professional excellence in all interactions and relationships.


Valuing connectedness, collaboration and inclusivity, we extend this spirit through intentional outreach to the broader community.


Aware that each person, singly and together with others, has a role in creating a just and compassionate global community, we promise each other commitment to developing in the whole person a love for lifelong learning and skillful collaboration in the search for knowledge, truth, and solutions to problems.