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  1. Professional Conduct – This is understood to mean the strict adherence to conventions espoused by the University when dealing with others within the context of work.   This standard is characterized by a high level of excellence, respect and honesty in one’s ways as a member of the community.
  2. Personal Decorum – This means observance of conventions or requirements of propriety and morality as a member of society. It includes behavior, manners and appearance.
  3. Ignatian Values – These are the values espoused by St Ignatius of Loyola which all are expected to embrace and live out as members of a Jesuit University community. They are as follows:
    1. Excellence in all we do for God’s greater glory
      The Ignatian spirit of excellence is basically grounded in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and his foundational insights. It is also the foundation of the qualities of a person in an Ignatian Community such as Ateneo de Zamboanga University.
      In Jesuit education, the criterion of excellence is applied to all areas of school life: the aim is the fullest possible development of every dimension of the person, linked to the development of a sense of values and a commitment to the service of others which gives priority to the needs of the poor and is willing to sacrifice self-interest for the promotion of justice. The pursuit of academic excellence is appropriate in a Jesuit school, but only within the larger context of human excellence.
    2. Magis
      As we aspire for excellence, we return to our roots and ground ourselves in the Ignatian Spirituality. For St. Ignatius, to seek for the excellence is to seek for “magis.” It is not more work or more programs, but more quality, more love, and more depth.
    3. Principle and Foundation and Personal Dignity
      The core of our formation is to recognize each other’s dignity as a person, made in the image and likeness of God. We have a common history and personal sacred stories to tell and by the virtue of our Baptism, we are called to participate in the Mission of Christ.
      To value our self and others and enhance our respect and sensitivity to one another, we begin with an interior renewal, a call to recognize that in Christ, people are created to live a life centered in the desire to come to know, love and serve our family, our country and God. (Spex 13).