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The Ten Ideals

At Stephens, we embrace the Ten Ideals. Adopted in 1921, these ideals represent Stephens College. Each year, 10 students are chosen to personify each Ideal.

  • Respect for our own dignity and the dignity of others, embodied in a sense of social justice
  • Courage and persistence
  • Independence, autonomy and self-sufficiency
  • Support for others through the willingness to take and give criticism, acceptance and love
  • Sensitivity to the uniqueness and fragility of the natural world of which we are part
  • Responsibility for the consequences of our choices
  • Belief in our changing selves and in our right to change
  • Creativity¬†in the spiritual and aesthetic dimensions of life
  • Intelligence that is informed and cultivated, critical yet tolerant
  • Leadership which empowers others

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