Core Values

The University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) core values are at the heart of our mission to improve the human condition and serve the public good of Maryland and society at-large through education, research, clinical care, and service. These core values guide our academic programs, operating philosophy, and commitment to our constituents, while supporting our dedication to global enhancement and social progress.

President Jarrell standing with a Core Values Poster

“At the University of Maryland, Baltimore, our core values demonstrate what we stand for and serve as a guide to how we behave. By acting on our core values, using them to guide our everyday interactions, we make UMB a place where everyone feels welcome, has a sense of belonging, and is supported to succeed.”

President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS

Respect and Integrity

We value each other and hold ourselves accountable for acting ethically and transparently using compassion and empathy.

Well-Being and Sustainability

We care about the welfare of our people, planet, communities, and University.

Equity and Justice

We embrace and are committed to diversity, and we value inclusive and just communities. We oppose racism and oppression in all their forms.

Innovation and Discovery

We imagine and explore new and improved ways to accomplish our mission through education, research, clinical care, and service.