Workplace Expectations

The Workplace Expectations were adopted by the Administrative Committee in 1998 as a means of articulating common expectations for work and learning at Berea College. Faculty, staff and students comprise one workforce at Berea, and all are charged with upholding these guiding principles:

Exhibit Enthusiasm for Learning:

Striving to learn and to grow both intellectually and personally so everyone is a learner.

Act with Integrity and Caring:

Exhibiting honesty, trustworthiness, and compassion in one’s work and relationships.

Value all People:

Working to create an inclusive and respectful workplace that models the Great Commitments and seeks to find the best in all people.

Work as a Team:

Developing collaborative and team oriented abilities that will create a community of mutual respect, common vision, and shared accomplishments.

Serve Others:

Nurturing a climate of excellence in service that is responsive to others needs.

Encourage Plain and Sustainable Living:

Promoting a sustainable way of life through policies and practices in the workplace.

Celebrate Work Well Done:

Striving for excellence in all aspects of work and celebrating individual and collective accomplishments.