Texas Tech University

Core Values

National Champions Dean Vet School TTU

One Community

  • Empower and encourage one another to create virtuous cycles of growth
  • Engage in open, honest, and positive communication
  • Hold ourselves and each other accountable by giving and accepting constructive feedback
  • Know and support the goals of our community and the roles of faculty, staff and students in achieving the goals
  • Recognize and celebrate individual and group contributions and achievements


  • Be honest regardless of the outcome
  • Make ethical choices in every situation
  • Deliver on our commitments
  • Be transparent in our purpose, expectations, and actions
  • Take responsibility and ownership of your actions


  • Assume good intentions
  • Listen first to understand
  • Treat others with compassion, empathy, respect, and an open mind
  • Acknowledge one another with courtesy
  • Create an inclusive and welcoming environment


  • Respond constructively when faced with challenges
  • Demonstrate adaptability and resilience as situations change
  • Be solution-oriented and create a pathway to a win-win resolution
  • Embrace the West Texas spirit of determination


  • Promote an innovative environment that embraces appropriate risk
  • Inspire and celebrate curiosity
  • Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning and personal development
  • Collaborate to achieve synergy
  • Foster opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to engage in entrepreneurship

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