Fisher Creed

Fisher Creed

The Fisher Creed is a statement conceived and written entirely by Fisher students, and it speaks to the basic values and aspirations of the students at St. John Fisher College.

As students who have chosen to join the St. John Fisher College community, we share certain basic values and aspirations.

In order to be active participants in a shared living/learning experience, we bring to Fisher:


for ourselves; for others, their ideas and beliefs; and for our community as a whole.


to things that are new, different, and unfamiliar.


that will enable us to be honest, sincere, and true to ourselves.

By bringing these qualities to our mutual experience, we help build a community that exemplifies the following values:


of cultural backgrounds, personal characteristics, and life situations, all of which we value for their contribution to our community.


for individual actions and for their impact on others, and for creating accountability by community members.


with a commitment to scholarship, academic honesty, and life-long learning.


in an environment that fosters active engagement in our community, displayed through participation, mentorship, and service.


as reflected in continuous personal, intellectual, and spiritual development.

As members of the St. John Fisher College community, we live and work in close proximity, sharing certain needs, interests, and aspirations. Our common goal is personal, communal, and academic development that will allow us to become responsible, committed participants in a large society. By adhering to the personal attributes and values outlined here, we as Fisher students commit ourselves to lives which fulfill the Basilian motto:

Teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge.

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