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Mission, Vision, Values & Goals


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


GRCC provides relevant educational opportunities that are responsive to the needs of the community and inspires students to meet economic, social and environmental challenges to become active participants in shaping the world of the future.


  • Excellence – We commit to the highest standards in our learning and working environments.
  • Diversity – We create an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that recognizes the value, diversity, and dignity of each person.
  • Responsiveness – We anticipate and address the needs of students, colleagues, and community.
  • Innovation – We seek creative solutions through collaboration, 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 equity across 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.

Strategic Goals: Definitions and Priorities

Strategic Goal No. 1: Teaching and Learning

The College develops and delivers flexible curriculum across modalities to enhance student learning, ensuring measurable improvements and success.


  • Implement comprehensive initiatives and tailored support systems to better serve adult learners.
  • Design a flexible schedule that accommodates students’ diverse needs.
  • Realize inclusive learning environments at GRCC in both physical and online settings.

Strategic Goal No. 2: Completion and Transfer

The College sustains and continuously improves our focus on successful student goal achievement.


  • Harness the power of data to inform our practices and guide decision-making.
  • Foster a seamless integration between education and employment for our students. 
  • Implement targeted retention and graduation strategies to support historically marginalized communities.

Strategic Goal No. 3: Equity

The College employs standards and benchmarks in access and equity to foster inclusivity and remove barriers through inclusive policies, procedures, and practices.


  • Strengthen mental health support for students, staff, and faculty by expanding resources and capacity to address their diverse needs and promote well-being. 
  • Provide comprehensive support for students’ basic needs by implementing initiatives that provide access to essential resources inside and outside the classroom. 
  • Cultivate an institutional environment that embodies and prioritizes equity and inclusion. 
  • Ensure representation of faculty and staff are reflected by the richness and diversity of our student body and community.

Strategic Goal No. 4: Community Impact

The College seeks to impact and serve the community by educating students and sustaining partnerships to create a stronger workforce for the future.


  • Execute a comprehensive strategic enrollment management system to effectively manage and achieve enrollment goals. 
  • Enhance academic and student services at the Lakeshore Campus. 
  • Forge strong partnerships between GRCC and K–12 educational institutions. 
  • Expand and diversify our network of employer partnerships by actively pursuing collaborations with previously untapped organizations.

Strategic Goal No. 5: Infrastructure and Sustainability

The College effectively and responsibly uses our resources to enhance and improve GRCC and our community.


  • Enhance our organization’s human resource potential by implementing targeted training programs and fostering a supportive and inclusive work culture. 
  • Strike a balance between physical space and technology for a seamless integration that enhances the learning experience. 
  • Foster a culture of environmental responsibility to reduce our ecological footprint. 
  • Ensure financial stability and resource optimization.