One of the most important building blocks for a highly successful organization and an extraordinary workplace is organizational culture. We define organizational culture as the set of shared beliefs, truths, assumptions, and values that operate in organizations. Organizational culture has been described as "how people behave when no one is looking."
Our Values shape our culture by defining the way that things get done. They also provide a framework for the expected behavior of faculty, staff and students which supports the achievement of our goals and mission. The Values of our College are as follows:
Spirituality: the belief that everyone carries a spark of the Divine. As you ignite your spark into a flame, encourage others to do no less than the same. At Morehouse, we honor each individual's spiritual path to greatness.
Community: a place where everybody is somebody! When you allow the thread of each person's uniqueness to show through, the tapestry is made whole. At Morehouse, we live the truth that we really are all in this together.
Accountability: is taking responsibility for the consequences of one's actions. When people know they can count on you, they will respect you. At Morehouse, we live the truth that the buck stops with you!
Trust: is having confidence in the integrity, ability and good character of others and managing yourself in such a way that others have confidence in you. At Morehouse, we consciously look to the good in all people and in all situations.
Respect: is a reflection of one's intrinsic self-worth. How you feel about yourself is mirrored in how you treat others and how they treat you. At Morehouse, we embrace ourselves and each other as people of value.
Integrity: is the essence of the individual - the purest part. The truer you are to yourself, the more valuable you are to the world. At Morehouse, we make a difference because we dare to be who we are.
Honesty: is a commitment to the truth, no matter what. It is the toughest test of your courage and the surest measure of your character. At Morehouse, we challenge ourselves to conscientious candor.
Civility: is a small investment that always yields big dividends. The extent to which you show courtesy to others is the extent to which they appreciate you. At Morehouse, we practice civility as a commitment to personal excellence.
Compassion: is generosity of spirit that seeks to understand. It is a natural by-product whenever you imagine what it means to walk a mile in another's shoes. At Morehouse, we are guided by our hearts, as well as our heads.