*A college or university is an educationally purposeful community, a place where faculty and students share academic goals and work together to strengthen teaching and learning on the campus.
*A college or university is an open community, a place where freedom of expression is uncompromisingly protected and where civility is powerfully affirmed.
*A college or university is a just community, a place where the sacredness of the person is honored and where diversity is aggressively pursued.
*A college or university is a disciplined community, a place where individuals accept their obligations to the group and where well-defined governance procedures guide behavior for the common good.
*A college or university is a caring community, a place where the well-being of each member is sensitively supported and where service to others is encouraged.
*A college or university is a celebrative community, one in which the heritage of the institution is remembered and where rituals affirming both tradition and change are widely shared.
(source: E. Boyer (1990). Campus Life: In search of community. Princeton, NJ: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.) Distributed by: Student Affairs and General Education in Action, Indiana State University.