Since Jun 2, 1998
I believe that this is a practical world and that I can count only on what I earn. Therefore, I believe in work, hard work.
I believe in education, which gives me the knowledge to work wisely and trains my mind and my hands to work skillfully.
I believe in honesty and truthfulness, without which I cannot win the respect and confidence of my fellow men.
I believe in a sound mind, in a sound body and a spirit that is not afraid, and in clean sports to develop these qualities.
I believe in obedience to law because it protects the rights of all.
I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all.
I believe in my Country, because it is a land of freedom and because it is my own home, and that I can best serve that country by "doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with my God."
And because Auburn men and women believe in these things, I believe in Auburn and love it. -George Petrie
The following was written by my son, a political science major at Auburn University:
Lead with the Creed
Tiger Action Tester
Would I do it to people I care about?
Would I be ok with someone doing it to me?
Would the most ethical person I know do it?
Would it be honest?
Would I be proud of it?
Would this action be fair to all that it affects?
Would it be in my best interest?
Would this action comply with the values of the Auburn Creed?
CJB - SoPolSci