Demonstrating these values is important as we pursue excellence and carry out the university’s mission. The university’s mission is 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.

Underpinning all of the values is accountability.

The Tauber Institute values:


We act with honesty and take responsibility for our actions.

Integrity Video



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

Respect Video



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

Inclusion Video



We create conditions that provide everyone an opportunity to thrive.

Equity Video



We welcome, acknowledge, and appreciate our similarities and differences.

Diversity Video



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

Innovation Video