We Believe in Higher Education & Opportunity for All
SBCCD positively impacts the lives and careers of our students, the well-being of their families, and the prosperity of our community through excellence in educational and training opportunities.
Inspiring possibilities for bright futures and a prosperous community.
- Higher education ignites the potential of our students and transforms our community. Everything we do and say reflects our determination to ensure that the opportunity of a satisfying career and meaningful life is accessible to all.
- Students, employees, and guests of all backgrounds thrive when they feel welcomed, respected, and valued by our college district. We promote a sense of community by pursuing equity-minded policies and practices, and by facilitating social and intellectual exchange among people of diverse races, genders, ages, sexual orientations, cultures, political affiliations, socioeconomic status, religions, and physical abilities.
- Because students and families trust us with their education and career training, we have an essential responsibility to help them grow personally and professionally. This means we must always do what is right for our students by upholding ethical, uncompromising standards in our approach to administration and excellence in our curriculum, teaching methods, and educational initiatives.
- Moving the needle on student outcomes—whether a degree, certificate, transfer, or specific skill set—requires risk, innovation, and acceptance that failures will sometimes happen. We move forward with a solution-oriented mindset to ensure students have the resources and support to achieve their goals.
- We are the community’s college. We teach and learn by doing, exploring, and working together. We foster a culture of collaboration and meaningful engagement with our students, faculty, staff, alumni, industry, K-12 schools, four-year universities, government, arts, civic organizations, and other diverse groups that have the potential to enhance our educational mission.
- At the heart of our mission is our commitment to deliver excellent customer service, academic and career training programs that are at the forefront of their respective fields. We develop students to excel in their academic and career pursuits by compassionately providing the support needed to assure their success.
(Board Approved 3/10/22)