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About / Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles


What we are about:
Transforming lives through education.


What we do:
Educate students by linking knowledge to professional practice.


What we want to be:
A premier university for challenging students to enhance their global competencies and 21st century skills, for success in a diverse world.


Where we will focus:

  • Create an environment focused on student success. (Students)
  • Grow innovative academic programs. (Academics)
  • Optimize our organizational capacity. (People)
  • Strengthen and increase institutional financial sustainability. (Finances)
  • Enhance our critical infrastructure. (Facilities and Technology)


How we behave – ICARE

We are an inclusive and caring community that emphasizes service as a foundation of success.

We engage in authentic dialogue, timely exchanges of information, and fact-driven discussion, civil debate, and decision-making.

We make ethical, responsible decisions that have a high degree of integrity, are data informed, and are results-oriented.

As a portal of equal access to education and information, we model civility and compassion; we embrace diversity as an essential component of creating a rich university experience for everyone.

We prize innovation and creative thinking as hallmarks of successful participation in the global marketplace.

The above stated Guiding Principles frame Tiffin University’s strategic planning process and serve as the foundation of who we are and what we do as an institution of higher learning.

Strategic Plan 2022-2027

To truly stand out, we must not feel compelled to fit in.