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Cultural Creed

Clark Atlanta University
Campus Cultural Creed




Clark Atlanta University is committed to academic excellence, building character and service to others. The University will achieve its mission by cultivating an environment of honesty, kindness, mutual respect, self-discipline, school loyalty, trust, academic integrity and communal pride. As a member of this scholarly comity, I make the following pledge:

  • I will work to promote academic honesty and integrity;
  • I will work to cultivate a learning environment which opposes violence, vulgarity, lewdness and selfishness;
  • I will embrace the concept of mutual respect by treating others the way I want them to treat me;
  • I will support a campus culture of diversity by respecting the rights of those whose views and experiences differ from my own;
  • I will honor and care for the sanctity of my body as the temple of God;
  • I will commit myself to service so that I can make a difference in the world and a difference for more than just myself;
  • I will celebrate and contribute to the “spirit of greatness” left by those who preceded me and I will work to leave this a better place for those who follow me;

As a member of this community, I am committed to conducting myself in ways that contribute to a civil campus environment which encourages positive behavior in others. I accept the responsibility to uphold these noble ideals as a proud member of the Clark Atlanta University Family.