The core values of the University are freedom and responsibility, democracy, free expression and inquiry, equal opportunity, individual rights, tolerance, and honorable personal and professional behavior. These values apply equally to all members of the university community, including students, faculty and staff members, administrators, persons invited to participate at the University, and members of the Board of Trustees and advisory bodies. The university is, by design, an institution that is non-governmental, non-partisan, non sectarian, independent, not-for-profit, and guided by the highest ethical standards. It is committed to integrity and the rule of law in all of its dealings with public officials and private interests. Academic freedom is a principle guaranteed in teaching, learning and research in a manner identical to that found at regionally accredited colleges and universities in the United States. The University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, occupation, politics, economic standing or any other common human demographic factor in its admission of students or administration of the university or its policies.