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Vision, Mission, & Values

At San Jacinto College, we believe that a student’s success is our success! Everything we do stems from our core principles in an effort to support our students and community. Discover how our mission, vision, and values enable students to accomplish their academic goals.

Our Mission


Our Mission

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. 

Our Vision

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 understand that every student is on a unique academic journey. San Jacinto College students are a diverse mosaic — blending many perspectives on success. Two-fifths of our student body are first-generation college students, and their academic success has the potential to change their lives, their families, and their communities. Others aspire to master a trade,  jump-start a new career, or are preparing to transfer to a university. Many of our students have other obligations and need a flexible schedule that allows them to balance education, work, and family. 

No matter how you define it, success for every graduate drives our value system at San Jacinto College.

Seven Core Values

At San Jac, we are committed to upholding these seven core beliefs:
  1. Integrity: We Act Honorably and Ethically

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

  2. Inclusivity: We Grow through Understanding

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

  3. Collaboration: We Are Stronger Together

    “We believe in the power of working together.”

  4. Innovation: We Embrace New Possibilities

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

  5. Accountability: We Are Responsible Individually and Collectively

    “We take ownership for our commitments and outcomes.”

  6. 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.”

  7. Excellence: We Strive for Outstanding Results

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