Cultural Principles

UCI BioSci is committed to create an inclusive community and climate that supports the growth and success of every School citizen through our eight cultural principles.

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The culture we desire. The culture we deserve.

BioSci faculty, staff and graduate students worked diligently for two years on a remarkable process facilitated by our friends at Partnership Advantage to create these 8 Cultural Principles. Our goal was to create, introduce and foster a school culture we both desire and deserve.

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We value diverse perspectives and commit to civil discourse.

transparent background for integrity

We do what is right, even when it is difficult or no one is looking.

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We commit to maintaining a collegial environment where everyone feels safe.

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We set high standards and recognize both individual and collective achievement.

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We embrace diversity, uphold equity, and actively promote inclusion.

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We work together and encourage collaboration.

transparent background for courage

We strive to innovate, bravely take action, and learn from our mistakes.

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We hold ourselves and others responsible for our actions.

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