Olin College core personal values

Integrity: Complete honesty is expected from everyone in every situation. Even the appearance of a conflict of interest will be avoided. Successful long-term relationships depend on trust and open communication.

Respect for Others: Each person is treated with respect and dignity in all situations. Criticize only ideas — not people, and share responsibility. There is no room for abusive language or arrogance in relationships with others.

Passion for the Welfare of the College: As exemplified by the Trustees, each person will passionately pursue the overall interests of the college, while maintaining fairness to all individuals in all transactions. Personal advancement at the expense of others is discouraged and cooperation is expected.

Patience and Understanding: Each person will listen constructively, keep an open mind, and take the time to understand with empathy before reaching a conclusion. Effective teamwork depends on the confidence that others care and are willing to take the time to listen.

Openness to Change: Continuous improvement requires openness to change, even though this usually causes inconvenience, inefficiency, and risk of failure. Olin College will constantly strive to innovate and improve in every area.