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Mission, Vision, Values, & Ends


As a college of distinction, GRCC inspires students to meet the needs of the community and the world.


GRCC is an open access college that prepares individuals to attain their goals and contribute to the community.


Excellence – We commit to the highest standards in our learning and working environment as we strive for distinction in all aspects of our work.

Diversity – We create an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person.

Responsiveness – We anticipate and address the needs of students, colleagues, and community.

Innovation – We seek creative solutions to problems through experimentation and adaptation.

Accountability – We set benchmarks and outcomes to frame our decision-making, measure our performance, and evaluate our results.

Sustainability – We use resources in responsible ways to achieve balance among our social, economic, and environmental practices and policies.

Respect – We treat others with courtesy, consideration and civility.

Integrity – We commit to GRCC values and take personal responsibility for our words and actions.


In all instances, the work to achieve these Ends will reflect our core values.

Access – GRCC minimizes the barriers of time, place, cost, and educational preparation levels so that all members of the community have an opportunity to participate in college programs.

Academic Alignment – GRCC collaborates closely with other educational providers to provide a seamless transition across all educational sectors.

Student Success – GRCC students achieve their educational goals.

Workforce Development - GRCC students are prepared to secure employment in all sectors of the economy.

The GRCC Experience – GRCC provides students with co-curricular experiences that help them develop their citizenship skills.

Community Outreach – GRCC enriches the community through educational and civic programming and partnerships.