Harper College enriches its diverse communities by providing quality, affordable, and accessible education. Harper College, in collaboration with its partners, inspires the transformation of individual lives, the workforce, and society.
We will be an innovative and inclusive institution, the community’s first choice, and a national leader for student success.
We, at Harper College, believe that our charge is to facilitate active learning and foster the knowledge, critical thinking and life/work skills required for participation in our global society. We work with our community partners to enrich the intellectual, cultural and economic fabric of our district. We believe that excellence in education must occur in an ethical climate of integrity and respect. We hold that the strength of our society is rooted in our diversity and that it is through synergy that we achieve excellence.
We value Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence.
We guide our work and support our philosophy, mission and vision by these core values.
We demonstrate Respect by interacting with and caring for others in a way that adds dignity to ourselves, our relationships and our organization by:
We demonstrate Integrity by supporting an honest and ethical environment by:
We demonstrate Collaboration by working internally and externally toward shared goals to create a more positive outcome by:
We demonstrate Excellence by setting and pursuing high standards of professionalism and competency by: