Valparaiso University’s Shield of Character symbolizes the unwavering values and distinguished characteristics evident among Valpo’s students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends who have called this campus home since 1859.

New students receive the Shield of Character pin at Opening Convocation as they begin their journey at Valpo.

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  • Truth-seeking
  • Free to inquire
  • Humble
  • Compassionate
  • Service-minded
  • Purpose-minded
  • Empowered
  • Ethical