Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission Statement Our Purpose
Muskegon Community College, dedicated to equity and excellence, prepares students, builds communities, and improves lives.

Vision Statement What We Hope to Accomplish

An educated, inclusive community.

Guiding Values* The Manner in Which We Advance Our Mission

Note:  MCC’s Guiding Values describe the authentic core beliefs that guide how we serve our students and other stakeholders.  We are updating our current values, defined over 10 years ago, to ensure they best reflect our current culture and most revered beliefs.  Students, alumni, community partners, employees, and all other stakeholders are invited to share their ideas about what values you think are most important when serving our students and communities.  Please share your thoughts by taking the 1-minute survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mccvalues. The survey will remain open until January 4, so you have plenty of time to gather your thoughts and submit your suggestions.

The Pursuit of Knowledge: A place where all staff and students share goals and work together to strengthen teaching and learning
Academic Freedom: A place where freedom of expression and civility are practiced, encouraged, and protected among all groups
Diversity: A place where every person is respected and where diversity is pursued
Quality: A place where staff accepts their obligations to each other and where service to others, internally and externally, is encouraged
Shared Governance: A place where the well-being of each individual is supported and where well-defined governance processes guide behavior for the good of the institution
Community Leadership: A place whose ideas and resources are shared with other members of the educational community – locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally
Professional Collegiality and/or Integrity: A place in which the institution’s rituals, affirming both tradition and change, are shared and where the accomplishments of its staff and students are recognized
Access: A place where we promote and embrace community partnerships with a variety of organizations, agencies and institutions

Muskegon Community College is guided by our mission, vision, and values.  All three of these statements should work together in harmony, without overlaps or gaps.
  • mission statement should define our purpose (adopted in January 2017)
  • The vision statement should be aspirational and explain what we hope to accomplish (endorsed by the Board of Trustees August 2019)
  • *An organization’s values describes behaviors and the manner in which we achieve our vision (the Strategic Plan Implementation Advisory Team is currently working with the campus and community to update our values to better support our mission and vision; see information and survey link above. We expect to have the new value statements defined by the end of 2019.)