In his January 2023 message to the university community, President Ono announced a new set of values being adopted by the university.

Demonstrating these values is important as we carry out the university’s mission to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

The values are:


We act with honesty and take responsibility for our actions.


We act in a way that acknowledges the humanity and contributions of each individual.


We create an environment where all can participate, are invited to contribute, and have a sense of belonging.


We create conditions that provide everyone an opportunity to thrive.


We welcome, acknowledge and appreciate our similarities and differences.


We promote creativity and curiosity to tackle challenges and inspire new ideas.