Excellence. Excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative endeavors, student services, and in all aspects of the institute’s operations is continuously pursued at Al-Taqwa to ensure institutional effectiveness and efficiency.

Integrity. At Al-Taqwa, honest communications, ethical behavior, and accountability for words and deeds are expected from all members of the institute community.

Respect. Each person at Al-Taqwa is to be treated with respect and dignity and is to be treated equitably in all situations.

Diversity. Broad diversity of people and ideas are welcomed and supported at Al-Taqwa as essential to quality education in a globally interdependent society. Students will have reasonable and affordable access to a comprehensive range of high-quality educational programs and services.

Leadership. Al-Taqwa seeks to provide rigorous academic curricula and challenging co-curricular opportunities to promote the development of leadership qualities in students and to facilitate leadership development among faculty, staff, and students.