Fisk University produces graduates from diverse backgrounds with the integrity and intellect required for substantive contributions to society. Diversity: We will support and encourage diversity of opinion, of culture and aids us in building a collective wisdom that results in more powerful and relevant solutions to our challenges. Excellence: We believe that excellence is the result of a lifelong pursuit of the highest standards. Teamwork: We believe that individuals achieve high standards when supported by the collective work of others. Accountability: We believe that we must hold ourselves to the highest standard when we make commitments. Integrity: We believe that it is our responsibility to prepare young people to be stewards of an ever changing world. Leadership: We believe that leaders are obligated to empower those around them. Service: We believe that service is our ability to give the gift of knowledge to humanity.