Core Values

The following core values are fundamental to the success of Wilmington College in realizing its mission and vision. These values are inherited from the College's founding faith, The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), from important traditions of American higher education and from universally held beliefs that serve to guide the best in human thought and action.


To work in partnership with one another, encouraging broad participation and active engagement of all who learn and work at Wilmington College. To provide a learning and working environment that encourages and supports open sharing of information, empowerment and shared responsibility for decision-making, and a culture that emphasizes continuous improvement and growth. To build a sense of shared purpose about the importance and value of the College and to inform stakeholders regularly.


To reflect the state and regional communities that the College serves and to enrich our understanding and appreciation of different people, cultures, and ideas


To foster a commitment to the highest standards in all areas of the College's mission


To be fair, honest and ethical and assume responsibility for one's action

Peace and Social Justice

To seek non-violent resolution of conflict and just treatment of the world's resources, both human and physical

Respect for All Persons

To value the dignity and worth of all persons

Service and Civic Engagement

To serve others and to accept individual responsibility for being an effective citizen