Respect and Integrity

As part of our 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, UMB has developed a new set of core values. During April, the University is celebrating Core Values Month and has compiled definitions and a list of “How to Be a Catalyst” suggestions for each set of core values.

They will be rolled out on The Elm each Wednesday this month. The core values are:

  • Respect and Integrity
  • Well-Being and Sustainability
  • Equity and Justice
  • Innovation and Discovery



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

How to Be a Catalyst for Respect and Integrity

Promote open communication: Be honest and transparent with others, speak with sincerity and act with compassion, and learn and practice good listening skills.

Act ethically: Adhere to the highest standards of professional and personal responsibility, even when no one is looking.

Show empathy: Demonstrate consideration and compassion for people, help those in need, and act with patience and flexibility especially when unexpected circumstances arise.

Be accountable: Accept responsibility for your actions — good and bad, be reliable and trustworthy, and follow up and follow through on your commitments.

Learn About UMB’s Core Values Month Events

Learn More About UMB’s Core Values

Read President Jarrell’s Letter About Core Values Month

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