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Mission Statement

Mt. San Jacinto College, a California Community College, offers accessible, innovative, comprehensive and quality educational programs and services to diverse, dynamic and growing communities both within and beyond traditional geographic boundaries. We support life-long learning and student success by utilizing proven educational methodologies as determined by collaborative institutional planning and assessment. To meet economic and workforce development needs, MSJC provides students with basic skills, general and career education that lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates. Our commitment to student learning empowers students with the skills and knowledge needed to effect positive change and enhance the world in which we live.

Approved by the Board of Trustees on September 10, 2009


Values Statement

We value our students and employees. We believe that the act of teaching and learning is vital to a thriving community that enriches, and at times, saves lives. It is for this reason that we value:

Excellence – We challenge students with high standards for learning and critical thinking, which we model with action.
Collaboration – We believe that the best results can be achieved through effective communication between employees, students, industry and the communities we serve.
Relationship – We nurture a caring community built on positive interactions and a genuine concern for the welfare of others.
Innovation – We cultivate a creative environment that promotes the development of new ideas for continuous quality improvement.
Relevance – We pursue educational experiences that have meaningful applications in a local and global context, today and tomorrow.
Access – We promote a network of support that improves learning opportunities, removes barriers to a quality education and ensures the rights of all students.
Leadership – We empower people throughout the college community to support and facilitate positive change.
Diversity – We respect and embrace the power of sharing our differences in thought, opinion, culture and background to optimize our collective strength.
Integrity – We believe in being true to our core values by acting honestly and consistently in ways that demonstrate our character and moral commitment to “doing the right thing”.

We commit to create and respond to opportunities that inspire these values in ourselves.

Approved by the Board of Trustess on November 10, 2011  



The 5 institutional priorities at the core of the 2011-14 MSJC Strategic Plan are:

  • Student Success  
  • Fiscally Sound Position
  • Systematic Planning and Assessment
  • Institutional Pride and Organizational Culture
  • Community Partnerships and Service