Mission Statement, Core Themes & Community Responsibilities


As an open-access learning institution, Seattle Colleges prepares each student for success in life and work, fostering a diverse, engaged, and dynamic community.


Seattle Colleges is recognized as an exemplary learning institution that transforms lives, promotes equity, and enriches the community.

Core Themes

  • Student Achievement
  • Teaching and Learning
  • College Culture and Climate
  • Community Engagement and Partnerships


  • Accessibility for all learners and partners
  • Collaboration through open communication and commitment to working together.
  • Diversity, inclusion, and equity for all individuals, particularly the underserved in our community.
  • Fiscal sustainability for long-term viability and excellence in service and operations.
  • Growth and development of faculty and staff through professional development
  • Innovation in instruction, student services, operations, and organizational culture
  • Integrity by adhering to the highest standards of ethics and public stewardship

College Community Responsibilities

  • Treat each other with courtesy and respect
  • Speak civilly and act responsibly with consideration for the rights of others
  • Affirm the value of diversity and promote cultural sensitivity
  • Maintain a safe and welcoming community