Values-Based Culture | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Our Values

We are proud to share our Values-Based Culture with all our constituents – faculty, staff, students, patients and community members. These core values⁠—One Team, Kindhearted, Integrity, Visionary, and Beyond Service⁠—are integral to our purpose, and we aim to align with those values on a daily basis.


One Team

Unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission.

  • Empower and energize one another to create positive growth
  • Collaborate through open communication
  • Hold ourselves and each other accountable by giving and accepting constructive feedback
  • Foster a fun and healthy environment that encourages team spirit and belonging
  • Promote and celebrate identities, experiences, strengths, and achievements


Exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands and a positive attitude.

  • Assume good intentions
  • Listen first to understand
  • Treat all consistently with compassion, respect and an open mind
  • Acknowledge all with courtesy and appreciate different perspectives
  • Respond rather than react


Be honorable and accountable even when no one is looking.

  • Be honest regardless of the outcome
  • Make ethical choices in every situation
  • Build trust by modeling respect and honoring commitments
  • Be transparent in your purpose, expectations and actions
  • Protect and conserve institutional resources


Nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations and a pioneering spirit.

  • Promote an innovative environment that embraces appropriate risk, unique ideas, and evolving needs
  • Be resilient, confident and fair when faced with challenges
  • Inspire continuous curiosity
  • Demonstrate and inspire commitment to lifelong learning and personal development

Beyond Service

Create and deliver positive defining moments.

  • Anticipate the needs of each individual and respond with empathy and a generous heart
  • Invest in the inclusion, well-being, empowerment, and success of all by going the extra mile
  • Collaborate to create pathways to equitable solutions
  • Deliver excellence in everything we do
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Button to download Our Values-Based Culture Field Guide Handbook


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Values Pledge

As members of the TTUHSC Values-Based Culture, we are now accountable to live our Values. If you choose, you may complete the Values Pledge. Once you have filled it out, please bring the document to your local People & Values team member to pick up a compass rose lapel pin. By wearing the pin, we are reminding team members and others with whom we interact, that we would like them to hold us accountable.