Vision, Mission, and Values

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San Jacinto College is focused on student success, academic progress, university transfer, and employment. We are committed to opportunities that enrich the quality of life in the communities we serve.


San Jacinto College will advance the social and economic mobility of all members of our community. We will be known for our excellence in teaching and learning, our intentional student-centered support, and our commitment to every student. We will be the preferred workforce and economic development partner in the region and a champion for lifelong learning. San Jacinto College will inspire students to explore opportunities, define their educational and career paths, and achieve their goals and dreams.

Our Values

We embrace a core truth at San Jacinto College: The ultimate measure of our success is your success.

Every student’s pathway is unique, and San Jacinto College students are a diverse mosaic — blending many perspectives on success. For two-fifths of our student body, being the first in the family to attend college is a life-changing act that propels future generations to succeed. Others aspire to master a trade or special interest, jump-start a new career, prepare for university transfer or help their communities succeed. Most San Jacinto College students work and have family responsibilities, and their success requires a flexible pathway that balances college, work and family.

No matter how you define it, success for every graduate drives our value system at San Jacinto College. We are committed to seven deeply held beliefs:

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Integrity: We Act Honorably and Ethically

“We conduct ourselves in ways that are professional, instill confidence, and promote trust.”


Inclusivity: We Grow through Understanding

“We respect and learn from the diversity of our cultures, experiences, and perspectives.”


Collaboration: We Are Stronger Together

“We believe in the power of working together.”


Innovation: We Embrace New Possibilities

“We anticipate change, explore opportunities, and create continuously evolving solutions.”


Accountability: We Are Responsible Individually and Collectively

“We take ownership for our commitments and outcomes.”


Sense of Community: We Care for Those We Serve

“We demonstrate concern for the well-being and success of our students, our communities, and our people.”


Excellence: We Strive for Outstanding Results

“We take risks, we assess our work, and we aspire to improve the quality of everything we do.”