The four white Ionic columns that support Hood’s historic Alumnae Hall—dedicated by the Classes of 1915, 1916, 1917 and 1918—define the spirit and principles of a Hood education. Each column is named for a core value.
- Hope: To believe that everyone can have a positive impact on the world and that education is instrumental in creating and sustaining hope.
- Opportunity: To fully use one’s talents and skills to realize professional and personal achievement and to help create and realize opportunities for others.
- Obligation: To fulfill personal and professional responsibilities with integrity and to be a responsible steward and servant to the betterment of others and this world.
- Democracy: To embrace diversity, foster freedom of thought and expression, and to promote engaged citizenship both in self and others