We believe in:
- the advantages of an entrepreneurial, free-enterprise society.
- individual freedom and individual responsibility.
- functioning from a foundation of ethics and integrity.
- promoting and leveraging the global, diverse and multi-cultural nature of enterprise.
The core purpose is to develop leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs with the skills and character to drive personal, organizational and societal success.
The community of students, faculty, and staff of Northwood University affirms this code of ethics as the behaviors that advance our shared values.
Integrity: In all our actions, we shall be guided by a code of behavior which reflects our values, unimpeded by circumstance, personal gain, public pressure or private temptation.
Respect: We will treat all others with consideration for their circumstances and with thoughtful regard for their value as human beings.
Honesty: We will embrace truthfulness, fairness, probity and demand the absence of fraud or deceit in ourselves and others with whom we act.
Responsibility: We will be accountable for the care and welfare of others and responsible for the intended and unintended consequences of our actions.
Freedom: We will exercise personal freedom while insuring others be immune from arbitrary interference on account of condition or circumstance, insuring that freedom will be constrained only by our responsibility for its consequences.
Empathy: We will endeavor to understand the feelings, thoughts and notions of others in order that compassion and fairness of our actions may result.
Spirituality: We will seek the spiritual development necessary for our happiness and growth and encourage an environment that supports this growth for all.
Achievement: We will exercise our skills to create high achievement and applaud the high achievement of others.