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Southern College of Optometry believes that part of our success is related to the values that guide us as we provide students with the education and training they need to succeed in optometry. We benefit the greater community by providing our patients with the best eye and vision care possible.
SCO promotes five core values that define our culture:
CARING: We Are Kind
Our faculty and staff are compassionate and caring. We serve as role models for our students to the benefit of our patients and community.
EXCELLENCE: We Strive Do Our Best
We embrace excellence in all that we do. We are innovative, efficient and good stewards of our resources. We achieve positive results in attracting the best-qualified students and employees and providing top quality patient care to the public.
INTEGRITY: We Do the Right Thing
We share an institutional commitment to integrity that allows us to be responsive to the needs of our students, patients, employees, alumni, the profession and our region.
RESPECT: We Value Everyone
Each member of the SCO community is critical to our mission. We recognize each other’s importance and demonstrate respect for everyone’s contributions to our success.
SERVICE: We Make a Difference
We perform a valuable public service through providing patient care and educating eye doctor as one of the nation’s leading optometry colleges.