Democracy is itself, a religious faith. For some it comes close to being the only formal religion they have. E.B. White
Intellectual, moral, ethical, and faith perspectives are the grist of university life. The interaction of beliefs and views transform people and provide opportunity. The result of such milling dramatically trumpets the value of an individual student and the greater work of the university in service to society by creating opportunity for free thought to flourish in a democracy.
In order for a university to thrive, beliefs and contributions of many members must be valued. Although each may hold different world views, different ethical and moral systems, and different faith perspectives, we are welded together in the common purpose of helping students achieve knowledge, wisdom, and dignity