Guiding Principles

Updated April 9, 2019 – Hampshire's Board of Trustees has been exploring ways to bring about a thriving future for Hampshire in advance of our 50th anniversary in 2020. Our work together is guided by the following core principles:

  • Preserve our reputation and what is best about Hampshire
  • Advance our educational model
  • Keep the interests of students, staff, and faculty at the forefront
  • Commit to our longstanding values of inclusion, equity, and justice
  • Recognize the potential for long-term positive impact
  • Have the fortitude to make difficult decisions
  • Keep the interests of the greater community in our planning, including the Town of Amherst and the rest of the Pioneer Valley