The core values of our university are “Integrity. Civility. Responsibility.” Accordingly, “Building Character. Building Careers” is the university’s proud vision. Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. While character is the quality of honesty, courage, or the like; integrity. Displaying these traits is crucial when interviewing for a job, volunteering for a leadership role, or when simply trying to make a new friend.
But developing character and integrity is not a simple thing to do. Not only can character and intergrity mean many different things to different people, but it is also difficult to assess and evaluate. How do we determine that someone is of good character and displays integrity?
Please share with us your thoughts on these three questions:
1. How do you feel that you display character and integrity?
2. What are some specific examples from your classes and extracurricular activities that helped to develop your personal character and integrity?
3. What do you feel are some strategies that our university can implement in order to further develop character and integrity in our students?
*** All current Cal U. students that leave a comment to this post answering all three questions will be entered into a raffle to win a gift card for dinner for two at Applebees. The winner will be announced on Monday, December 5, 2011. ***