(Approved June 9, 2016 by the Hood College Board of Trustees)
Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement.
Hope: To believe that everyone can have a positive impact in the world and that education is instrumental in creating and sustaining hope.
Opportunity: To fully use one’s talents and skills to realize professional and personal achievement and to help create and realize opportunities for others.
Obligation: To fulfill personal and professional responsibilities with integrity and to be a responsible steward and servant to the betterment of others and this world.
Democracy: To embrace diversity, foster freedom of thought and expression, and to promote engaged citizenship both in self and others.