Our Values

The UNC Kenan-Flagler community lives by its core values: excellence, leadership, integrity,
community and teamwork.


We, the members of the UNC Kenan-Flagler community, strive for the very highest standards
in everything that we do. We challenge each other to produce important new knowledge at the
leading edge of our disciplines, to create an intellectually rigorous learning environment and to
show uncompromising dedication to those we serve.


In the 18th century, the people of North Carolina founded UNC, the first state university in the
nation. In the 20th century, UNC created one of the nation’s first schools of business. In the
21st century, we will build on our heritage by providing innovative leadership in education and
research and by inspiring and developing the leaders of the future.


We create at Kenan-Flagler a unique atmosphere of collaboration, mutual support and genuine
interest in each other’s success. Our diverse mix of cultures, races and experiences provides a
variety of perspectives and talents that, when united through teamwork, strengthens our ability
to achieve our goals.


We cultivate an environment of honesty, sincerity and trust in which we hold ourselves to the
highest ethical standards. We believe integrity is the foundation of all moral character and is an
essential trait for truly successful professional and personal lives.


From its earliest days, UNC Chapel Hill has honored and cherished its special responsibility
to serve the people of North Carolina. We at UNC Kenan-Flagler extend this notion of
responsibility to include service to the nation and the world through research, teaching and
community leadership.

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