Gogebic Community College is a learning community that contributes to academic, cultural, economic, and social success for our students and region.
Gogebic Community College will be the gateway to empower people and inspire communities to thrive in a global environment through committed staff and innovative programming.
Gogebic Community College will create possibilities by boldly educating, engaging community, and exceeding expectations.
Boldly Educating - Provide an affordable educational environment that promotes technological competence, free expression of ideas, ethical integrity, and a diverse, inclusive culture.
Engaging Community - As advocates for lifelong learning and business partnerships, GCC provides educational, creative, and cultural opportunities for economic vitality.
Exceeding Expectations - We commit to the highest standards in developing programs that lead to enhanced employability, goal attainment, and successful transfer to other educational institutions.
Gogebic Community College believes all individuals should have opportunities to prepare for active participation in the economic, domestic, political, aesthetic, and cultural affairs of the communities in which they live. This preparation includes:
- The development of an increased ability to deal intelligently with the responsibilities of living in a rapidly changing global society.
- The development of techniques for self-criticism, initiative, intellectual curiosity leading to a poised, well rounded, and mentally, physical, and socially adjusted individual.
- The understanding that education is a life-long process and that the techniques and skills acquired in learning how to learn will be of life-long benefit.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT
Gogebic Community College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its students, faculty, and staff. The College seeks to promote diversity in its many manifestations. These include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability or attributes, political beliefs, religious or ethical value system, and place of origin.
As a community-based institution, Gogebic Community College is committed to providing comprehensive education, enrichment, and economic development experiences designed to promote student success and engagement, individual growth and social advancement. Engaging as members of a multicultural world, fostering awareness and understanding of varied cultural perspectives, and cultivating a welcoming environment are important to student growth.
All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, inclusiveness is practiced, and empowerment occurs.
It is a focus of the College to advance diversity as defined above. The College continues to assess its progress to ensure diversity initiatives are effective.
Land acknowledgement STATEMENT
We acknowledge that Gogebic Community College is built within the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands and waters of Indigenous nations, including the Anishinaabeg— the Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe peoples. It is important to acknowledge the peoples on whose land we live, learn, and work as we seek to improve and strengthen our relations with our tribal nations.
We strive to move beyond words through our actions by ensuring that our institution provides support, resources, and programs that increase access to all aspects of higher education for our American Indian students, staff, faculty, and community members
INSTITUTIONAL INTEGRITY STATEMENT
We embrace a learner-centered philosophy that guides us in our efforts to improve student progress and program completion with honesty, integrity and mutual respect.