Sierra States University’s core values define the character of the institution and are active ingredients in all that the University does. Through our commitment to these values the University can better serve and be more responsive to its students, staff and community:


Community – Building a community of scholars and students where we encourage each other to grow academically and spiritually.


Leadership –Serving the community with integrity, respect and cultural sensitivity


Teamwork – working together to encourage input and dialogue in a collegial manner befitting higher education


Accountability – Continuously assessing where we are as a Christian institution and to assume responsibility for all that we do


Participation – Fostering and encouraging faculty, staff and students in various university decision-making processes and practicing shared governance


Excellence – Seeking high standards for teaching, scholarship, and performance with a commitment to continual development