Ethos Statement

The guiding vision of OSU-Cascades is to contribute significantly to intellectual, cultural, ecological, social and economic vitality. To achieve that goal, the OSU-Cascades community will strive to model principles and practices of a thriving, equitable and sustainable society. A culture of learning and exploration provides significant rewards to its members; those rewards are best achieved when all community members (faculty, staff, administrators, students and Board of Advisors) strive to honor the following principles:

  1. Respect the dignity and uniqueness of individuals. This principle applies to a diversity of cultures, belief systems, academic ranks and academic/ professional disciplines.
  2. Aspire to excellence and integrity in every endeavor.
  3. Consider current and future generations in every deliberation.
  4. Demonstrate leadership in service to community.