Individuals, units, or groups can be nominated for the Core Values Awards in any of the following Core Values:

Accountability    Civility    Collaboration    Diversity    Excellence    Knowledge    Leadership


Demonstrates behavior that reinforces the University’s commitment to a culture that is enriched by diversity and inclusion, in the broadest sense, in its thoughts, actions, and leadership

The UMB community is diverse in many ways including our abilities, backgrounds, beliefs, personalities, thoughts, goals, and aspirations. We strive for common identity and purpose. This requires respect, patience, understanding, courtesy, and civility. We value diversity and unique contributions, fostering a trusting, open, and inclusive environment and treating each member of our UMB community in a manner that incorporates all of our Core Values. Our clearly defined Core Values provide a sense of identity, stability, and direction.

UMB strives for diversity among its students, faculty, and staff as well as in the vendors, organizations, and businesses with whom we choose to partner. We prepare our students to thrive in a diverse society and in a world where social interaction, work, and exchange occur across geographical, cultural, and socioeconomic boundaries.

We immerse our students in experiences that expose them to different perspectives and provide them with varied learning opportunities. This exposure is based on the concept of respecting and celebrating individual differences, whether they pertain to a person’s ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, disability, economic background, political views, or religious beliefs.

Examples of behaviors that could be recognized for this award include:

  • Promoting an inclusive work environment. Appreciating and seeking a deeper understanding of each person’s unique contribution. Applying knowledge of other disparate work styles to enhance the work of the team
  • Practicing mutual respect and acceptance of others
  • Making an effort to meet new people and embrace various cultures
  • Challenging oneself to look beyond your norms. Learning from different sources and trying to appreciate the differences in the UMB community
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