The following institutional core values guide the promotion of student learning and success, faculty scholarship and research, and community engagement at Global Open University:
Excellence. Excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative endeavors, student services, and in all aspects of the University’s operations is continuously pursued at GOU to ensure institutional
effectiveness and efficiency.
Integrity. At GOU, honest communications, ethical behavior, and accountability for words and deeds are expected from all members of the University community.
Respect. Each person at GOU is to be treated with respect and dignity and is to be treated equitably in all situations.
Diversity. A broad diversity of people and ideas are welcomed and supported at GOU as essential to quality education in a global interdependent society. Students will have reasonable and affordable access to a comprehensive range of high quality educational programs and services.
Innovation. GOU encourages and supports its faculty, staff, and students in all forms of scholarship including the discovery and application of knowledge in teaching and learning and in developing innovative products and processes.
Leadership. GOU seeks to provide rigorous academic curricula and challenging co-curricular opportunities to promote the development of leadership qualities in students and to facilitate leadership development among faculty, staff, and students.