1.21 Values and Tenets for Richland Community College Employees

adopted: Oct-2003
last revised: Dec-2022

The moral character of an educational organization is reflective of its leadership. Among those involved in the art and science of teaching and service, it is imperative that teachers, leaders, and service providers demonstrate a strong commitment to good principle and ethical behavior.

The fundamental contributions of education to society demand commitment to exemplary values. At Richland Community College, these values are embodied in our Core Values, which were adopted by the Board of Trustees in 2003 and revised in 2022.

These core values and tenets serve as the guiding principles for Richland Community College and its employees.

We are dedicated to meeting the needs of the communities we serve.

We recognize the expertise of all members of the College community and encourage individual contribution.

We strive to develop and pursue higher standards.

Integrity and Accountability
We are accountable to the communities we serve and are truthful, sincere, transparent and responsible for our actions.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging (DEIB)
We foster an environment where diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are incorporated across all levels of the organization and recognize the importance of eliminating barriers for students, employees, and community members.