Berkeley City College's mission is to promote student success, to provide our diverse community with
educational opportunities, and to transform lives.
Adopted by the Peralta Board of Trustees April 12, 2005
Berkeley City College is a premier, diverse, student-centered learning community, dedicated to academic
excellence, collaboration, innovation and transformation.
Berkeley City College embraces values which allow all members of our college community to grow and
thrive. Our values include:
A Focus on Academic Excellence and Student Learning. We value our students? varied educational and
experiential backgrounds and learning styles, as well as educational objectives.
A Commitment to Multiculturalism and Diversity. We value diversity, which fosters appreciation of
others, depth of understanding, insight, empathy, innovation and creativity, characteristics our institution
seeks in its students, faculty and staff.
A Commitment to Preparing Students for Citizenship in a Diverse and Complex Changing Global
Society. We value the fact that students live and work in an increasingly complex society and world.
A Commitment to a Quality and a Collegial Workplace. We value the high quality that characterizes
everything we do.
The Importance of Innovation and Flexibility. We value innovation because it encourages our students
to question the typical and expand their thinking in a flexible manner that allows them to understand life?s dynamic potential.