The aim is to give students the opportunity to formally commit to uphold these values on the day of their graduation. This act strengthens these values that we see as guiding principles for everyday decision making both as a student and as a professional.
Text of The Global Values Statement:
“As a lifelong member of the CEMS community, I hereby commit to uphold and be guided by the following principles:
- The pursuit of excellence with the highest ethical standards, integrity, and humility.
- Professional responsibility and accountability in relation to society and the environment
- Drawing upon the value of cultural diversity with respect and empathy
- My decisions and actions, both now and in the future, will reflect this Commitment to Global Citizenship that I make here today.”
The statement will be read out once during the Graduation Ceremony. After receiving their diploma on stage, each graduand will have the option to sign the Global Values Statement book. Since signing of the statement is not compulsory, students also have a choice of crossing out their name or leaving a blank.