Our Core Values at CampusAsyl
CampusAsyl brings many people together and each person brings diverse motivations to the table in the work we share. This diversity will be preserved through a set of core values which guide the way we work and live together at CampusAsyl.
These core values are the framework for determining the association’s strategic alignment and giving shape to its projects, as well as providing an orientation for its activities. These are the fundamental guiding principles for all of those who wish to collectively make an impact in and with our organization.
- In the particular domains in which we have influence and responsibility, we will strive to build a community in which everyone can participate fairly and equally. We wish to eliminate inequitable conditions to the greatest extent possible.
- We hold in high esteem the fact that our various interactions with other in the association are shaped through openness and the appreciation of individual diversity. We respect different opinions, as long as they are within the framework of these core values and within the legal definition of freedom of opinion. This means we do not tolerate discrimination based on gender, religion, background, sexual orientation, (physical) abilities, appearance, or any other characteristic traits.
- We understand that the collaborative work we do at CampusAsyl is a process of continual learning. All participants agree to reflect critically on their thinking and actions and in this way to facilitate the continued growth and development of the community.
- We fully acknowledge that all situations involving human interaction are complex.
- There is a plurality of motivations that inspire us to work at CampusAsyl, and we understand this plurality to be enriching for us. However, we also expect that all participants be prepared to consistently critique their own motivations and develop further through the mutual exchange of opinions.
- In collaboration with one another…
- We engage one another with honesty and trust.
- We respect each other’s personal boundaries.
- We act responsibly and reliably.
- We interact one another openly and are thus open to criticism.
- We are sensitive and empathetic in personal interactions.
- We help each other.
 There are four dimensions which can help us understand how people act in certain situations. These dimensions are: person (e.g., “I am a very structured person.”), culture (e.g., “Politeness is very important for us.”), situation (e.g., “I’m not feeling very well.”), and power (e.g., “I’m good at conversation because of my strong speaking skills.”).