5 Core Values
EXCELLENCE WITH INTEGRITY
Magis embodies quality, continuous improvement and what is often described as "a restless discontent" with mediocrity and the status quo. In other words, if you're satisfied with good enough, if you're happy to show up and be mediocre, you're simply not aspiring to or modeling magis. It strives for the perfect balance - optimal performance - not too much, not too little. Pushing for limits, getting out of the comfort zone without slipping over into burnout, injury or stress and pushing for excellence without being plagued by perfectionism is how one might achieve optimal performance. Magis is going above and beyond in a way that is balanced. In short, Magis is "excellence with integrity."
2. CURA PERSONALIS
TOUGH LOVE AND TOTAL CARE OF EACH PERSON IN MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT
Cura Personalis is the care of the individual person with an interest in and an advocacy for their unique potential. So we aspire for excellence with integrity (Magis), whole-person development, continuous improvement; BUT, we do so within a philosophical approach that is rooted in love and care for the person - "tough love." An athletic program dedicated to the Jesuit, Ignatian mission and vision must deliver excellence with integrity, Magis; which must be done through tough love, Cura Personalis.
3. MEN AND WOMEN FOR OTHERS
LEADERSHIP, SERVICE AND LOVE OF NEIGHBOR - EVERYWHERE, ALL THE TIME
Men and Women for Others offers a vision that is different from what many athletes today have grown with, one that would play out in very practical day-to-day, moment-to-moment ways. Some of the core values of Men and Women for Others are:
- Welcome, serve and lead new members of the Le Moyne
College Athletics family
- Teach and practice core leadership practices
- Support each other in times of desolation and hardships
- Care for the least among us
- Provide powerful social justice and social action education
The simplest translation for Men and Women for Others is: leadership, service, and love for others - everywhere, all the time.
4. FINDING GOD IN ALL THINGS
SPIRITUAL BEINGS WHO SEEK AND EMBRACE THE SACRED
Our goal for a deep exploration of our Ignatian roots is to courageously grapple with the foundations of mission and to see if contained therein might be some unique, differentiating, empowering force for achieving our goals. Therefore, we must continue to push beyond the familiar, the comfortable and the obvious to see what lies beyond what everybody else might know and do in athletics today. To find God in all things, we must seek and embrace the sacred.
5. SOCIAL JUSTICE
TRANSFORMATIONAL LOVE AND A COMMITMENT TO BE THE CHANGE
Transformation in love clearly requires both personal and collective responsibility. These requirements have day-to-day implications for how we conduct our lives as members of the Le Moyne College Athletics Department and as we try to serve our colleagues and our community. By practicing and teaching Social Justice, our goal is that most, if not all, of the student-athletes go out from Le Moyne transformed in love, capable and committed to being the change needed anywhere they are called to be, and thereby transforming the world. Simpy put, be the change - on your team, in this department, in this community and in the world.
Learn more about how our core values are incorporated into four annual themes: