To empower and transform a global community of learners.
Skyline College inspires a global and diverse community of learners to achieve intellectual,
cultural, social, economic and personal fulfillment.
Education is the foundation of our democratic society.
Social Justice: We are committed to a comprehensive diversity framework that promotes social justice
throughout all policies, procedures, and practices of the College.
Campus Climate: We value a campus-wide climate that reflects a ‘students first philosophy' with mutual
respect between all constituencies and appreciation for diversity. Both instruction
and student services are dedicated to providing every student with an avenue to success.
Open Access: We are committed to the availability of quality educational programs and services
for every member of our community regardless of level of preparedness, socioeconomic
status, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, cultural, religious, or ethnic
background, or disability status. We are committed to providing students with open
access to programs and responsive student services both in person and online that
enable them to advance steadily toward their goals.
Student Success and Equity: We value students’ success in achieving their goals, on time, and strengthening their
voices as they transform their lives through their educational experience. We aim
to identify and address equity gaps through evidence-based research to ensure that
each student has the opportunity to succeed.
Academic Excellence: We value excellence in all aspects of our mission as a comprehensive community college
offering preparation for transfer to a baccalaureate institution, workforce and economic
development through career technical education programs and certificates, Associate
of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, a Baccalaureate Degree, basic skills development,
and lifelong learning. We are committed to academic rigor and quality with relevant,
recent, and evolving curricula and well-equipped programs that include new and emerging
areas of study. We are dedicated to an educational climate that values creativity,
innovation and freedom of intellectual exploration, discovery, thought, and exchange
Community Partnership: We value a deep engagement with the community we serve through collaborating with
local school districts, industry, non-profits, government and the arts. Valuing our
role as an academic and cultural center, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of
the labor market and community.
Participatory Governance: We value just, fair, inclusive, and well understood, transparent governance processes
based upon open and honest communication.
Sustainability: We value an institutional culture that is committed to environmental sustainability
and justice. We are committed to the tenet of sustainability, “To meet present needs
without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.”