UHCL Core Values

Our decisions and behaviors are guided by these values with regard to promoting learning, scholarship, and service at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. These values equally help to shape the university's culture and promote respect for all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and other members of the university community.



UHCL inspires all individuals within the university community to pursue lifelong learning through a dedication to intellectual and personal growth.


UHCL encourages open and honest communication which embraces the freedom of diverse ideas.


UHCL proudly promotes and supports personal, academic, and ethical standards within the university and the community we serve.


UHCL actively fosters the freedom to productively and enthusiastically pursue and enhance quality of life for ourselves and our communities.


UHCL facilitates a respectful and inclusive environment with regard to individual, societal, and global perspectives.


UHCL empowers individuals with the freedom to learn, grow, and develop as leaders.


UHCL commits to continually demonstrate excellence through the actions of our students, faculty, staff, and administrators.


UHCL supports innovation through the development of collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.