As a liberal arts University, AUCA nurtures the intellectual, ethical and physical growth of our students. We are a community of learners who pursue ideas and experiences with authenticity in search of excellence. We value free inquiry, creativity, and the open exchange of ideas. As a community, we have obligations to one another. We are committed to challenge unreasonable limitations on our intellectual and creative freedom. We believe that individual rights are best protected by a collective commitment to civility and mutual respect. We have a social contract with each other. Without this contract and without these responsibilities, personal rights are jeopardized. Our responsibilities and obligations to one another preserve our individual rights and freedoms and promote our collective values. For these reasons, this Code of Conduct was created.