BP 1200 District Mission, Vision and Values - Board Policies, Chapter 1 The District

  • Reference: WASC/ACCJC Standard One
  • Board Approved: 04/13/05
  • Amended: 12/13/06

The mission of Ohlone College is to serve the community by providing instruction for basic skills, career entry, university transfer, economic development, and personal enrichment for all who can benefit from our instruction in an environment where student learning success is highly valued, supported, and continually assessed.


Ohlone College will be known throughout California for our inclusiveness, innovation and superior rates of student success.


We provide life long learning opportunities for students, college personnel and the community.

We open access to higher education and actively reach out to underserved populations.

We promote diversity, inclusiveness and openness to differing viewpoints.

We maintain high standards in our constant pursuit of excellence.

We value trust, respect and integrity.

We promote team work and open communication.

We practice innovation and actively encourage risk-taking and entrepreneurship.

We demonstrate stewardship for our human, financial, physical and environmental resources.

Using the college's governance and decision making processes, the mission, vision and core values are reviewed on a regular basis and revised as necessary.