In achieving its strategic goals, the University of Cincinnati will be guided by the following operational principles:
The University of Cincinnati as a community is dedicated to learning and scholarship, and to creating an environment where freedom of inquiry and discourse may occur in a climate of inclusiveness and civility. Through experiential education and research, we will build rigorous learning experiences that will integrate theory and practice, produce a sense of contextual complexity and community engagement, and create learning that is exceptionally self-directed, integrative and transformational.
A university must be more than a repository of information or a conduit for transmitting information. A university must be a place where knowledge is created, where research, creativity and scholarship produce new ways of understanding and changing the world. Innovation and entrepreneurship are necessary for stimulating new ideas and for taking our research into the public domain. The university will pursue public and private support for innovation initiatives, and focus resources through an infrastructure designed to support innovation.
The University is committed to creating a vibrant campus community, while also participating fully with the people of our Uptown neighborhood, Greater Cincinnati, and beyond. The university’s understanding of community will be guided by open communication, personal safety, sustainable operations, responsible development, quality service, competitive and respected sports programs, willing partnership and a climate of inclusion.
We recognize that this university exists through the generosity of many, the protection of our representative government, the will of Ohio’s taxpayers, and the support of our community. In order to achieve its goals, the University of Cincinnati must exercise responsibility by maintaining strong fiscal stewardship, achieving financial stability, creating opportunity for sustainable growth, and building real value for the citizens of our city and state.
In all operations, the University of Cincinnati will understand and respect the needs of future generations and the limits of natural systems within which humanity is necessarily embedded and dependent. Our careful and responsible approach to our environment and resources will ensure that they are sustainable over time.
The University of Cincinnati will realize its global influence through a genuinely international awareness and experience. We will identify, develop and integrate the knowledge and skills that each person needs in order to live successfully within our world-wide community and to contribute to human advancement in meaningful ways. Our students will understand and be able to succeed throughout the ever-evolving modern world.
The University of Cincinnati is committed to creating and maintaining a community that is broadly diverse and inclusive. In all aspects of university operations, the university will promote full participation and access without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability status, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and regional or national origin.
The University of Cincinnati ensures that our region will have access to the highest-quality care. We will achieve medical advances and research breakthroughs that are only possible at a comprehensive research university. We are committed to innovation and discovery in medical care and knowledge.
The University of Cincinnati must maintain vigorous collaborative engagement within our urban environment and throughout our global community. As a contributing citizen of the City of Cincinnati, the State of Ohio, the United States of America, and the global community, the University of Cincinnati will act as a willing partner for initiatives that advance the common good. In particular, the university will work with the State of to create a fully functional University System of Ohio, with the private sector to foster real-world experiences for students and faculty and with international resources to maintain a global perspective for all university endeavors.