Mission Statement

The mission of Hampton is to promote learning, the building of character, and the holistic preparation of students for positions of global leadership and lives of service. The University is a historically Black, research-focused institution grounded in a commitment to an education for life, innovation, the creation of new knowledge and artistic works, and respect for diverse cultures.

Core Values

In maintaining THE Standard of Excellence, the following are expected of each member of the Hampton Family:

To respect one’s self and the dignity, feelings, worth, and values of others to foster a culture of service excellence.

To foster a personal professional work ethic and an open, fair, and caring environment.

To respect the rights and property of others and to practice personal, professional, and academic integrity.

To promote inclusion and democratic ideals, while striving to learn from the differences in people, ideas, and opinions.

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