We believe that:
Our community of scholars must be founded on the pursuit of knowledge through research, teaching and learning, with membership acquired on the basis of intellectual merit, ability and the potential for excellence; and that
Differing perspectives, arising from diverse backgrounds and histories that define our identities, deepen scholarly inquiry and enrich academic debate.
Academic freedom, creative and innovative thought, ethical standards and integrity, accountability and social justice; and
Our staff and students as our core asset.
An inquiry‐led and evidence‐based approach to creating knowledge; and
Academic citizenship, whereby we commit ourselves to harnessing our intellectual abilities for the glory of God, in the interest of our community and humanity in general.
We recognise that:
In a resource‐constrained world where vast disparities remain, we must strive to produce an appreciation of the importance of community service, entrepreneurial endeavours and innovative actions in generating a sense of community.