Mission & Vision


Mission Statement

Kaskaskia College is committed to life-long student learning and to providing quality comprehensive education.

Vision Statement 

Kaskaskia College aspires to be an institution of “first choice” for its district citizens and dedicated to providing the highest level of student-centered educational experiences with an unshakeable focus on student success. In collaboration with its community and supported by an effective foundation, Kaskaskia will be a premier institution of higher education; a regional workforce training institution; and a regional center for intellectual, cultural, and social events.

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What makes Kaskaskia College outstanding?

KC believes in the Core Values of "Honesty, Respect, Fairness, Compassion, and Responsibility." We incorporate these values and corresponding beliefs into every component of the College, including Instruction, Administration, Student Services, Finance, Academic Support, and Institutional Support. These values set the environment in which we operate, including the teaching of these values to students and the expectations KC has for ethical decision-making by students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Subscribing to a set of values is essential for the success of individuals and organizations. The following values are central to setting the standards of behavior expected of individuals within the institution. Kaskaskia College holds individuals within or closely associated with the organization to these behavior ideals and will not tolerate anything less.

Core Values

  • Respect - Having genuine regard for others and showing consideration for the diversity of others to foster an environment of teamwork and excellence.
  • Responsibility/Personal - Assuming ownership of personal actions and being accountable for one's own behavior, assigned tasks, duties, and functions.
  • Responsibility/Institutional - Being accountable for institutional excellence by providing accessible, affordable, and diverse educational opportunities that facilitate individual success.
  • Honesty - Being truthful and demonstrating integrity above reproach; and maintaining open, honest, clear, and effective internal and external communications.
  • Compassion - Understanding and considering the feelings of others and recognizing the effect one's actions will have on others in order to impart hope for all parties while remaining sensitive to the needs of others.
  • Fairness - Practicing actions that are just and impartial while treating people in an equitable and consistent manner in recognizing the diverse needs of others.

Diversity Statement

Kaskaskia College is committed to achieving a community free from all forms of discrimination and harassment in its policies, practices, and endeavors. Further, Kaskaskia College is committed to fostering a diverse community and to promoting greater awareness of and sensitivity to issues of diversity. Toward that end, Kaskaskia College asserts the dignity and worth of every human being and the value of diversity as a source of its strength in all its many forms and in the diverse perspectives of students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Institutional Goals

Four institutional goals were developed by internal and external stakeholders as a result of direct feedback and analysis of institutional data.
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