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Bentley University Mission Statement and Core Values

Bentley is a community of students, faculty and staff committed to learning. To create the best environment for learning to happen, we as a community embrace these core values ​​to guide our conduct:


We practice understanding, compassion and kindness. We recognize the whole person and their well-being, and we think beyond ourselves and our immediate goals to consider the impact of our actions on others.


We welcome new perspectives as we work with others towards a common goal. We seek opportunities for partnership and teamwork, willingly sharing our knowledge and expertise with others.

The diversity

We are all different and that makes our community stronger. We embrace and seek to understand those who have different beliefs, backgrounds and life experiences. We celebrate these differences as opportunities to learn and grow. We protect and affirm the right of everyone to be themselves.


We act with honesty and integrity in our academic, personal and professional affairs. We are committed to ethical and transparent behavior, and we hold ourselves accountable for our words and actions.


We recognize our potential to make a difference. We use the power of business and innovation to positively impact the individuals, organizations and communities we serve at home and abroad.


We are here to learn and develop. We are passionate about knowledge and want to continue learning throughout our lives. We are eager and willing to try new experiences and ways of thinking. We appreciate that much of our learning will happen through interacting with others, inside and outside the classroom.

The respect

We treat others as they would like to be treated. We recognize the inherent dignity and worth of all members of our community and strive to better understand and appreciate each. We are committed to keeping our community free from vandalism, hate speech, violence and harassment.

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