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Litany of Commitment
Suzan Harrison, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty
As we pass this flame this night, let us commit ourselves to the quest for knowledge and understanding that leads to wisdom.
We undertake this quest even though we know it means that we must grow and be changed.
As we pass this light from one to another, may it remind us that the quest for knowledge is not a solitary one, and that our lives as individuals are fulfilled in community.
We commit ourselves to pursuing an education that will enable us to contribute to the common good.
As we embark on this adventure in learning together, let us remember that we seek to cultivate our full humanity.
We commit ourselves to the strengthening of our bodies, the sharpening of our intellects, and the nourishment of our souls.
As we pass this flame this night, we commit ourselves to the quest for learning that liberates the mind from the limits of ignorance and prejudice, that fosters the fulfillment of our unique selfhood, and that enables us to lead through constructive service.