The mission of Delaware County Community College is to facilitate learning by providing quality educational programs and services that are student-focused, accessible, comprehensive and flexible to meet the educational needs of the diverse communities it serves. In doing so, the College will enable its students to develop themselves to the limit of their desires and capabilities and to be successful.
Delaware County Community College focuses on student success by delivering quality, affordable and responsive educational opportunities in a technologically rich and supportive learning environment. Our goal is to be respected as innovators and partners in meeting the education and training needs of our diverse communities and in developing our students’ potential to compete and contribute in a regional workforce and a global society.
Our culture & values
Through your experience at Delaware County Community College, you will find that the College is guided by a strong culture and values.
We hold the following values:
Put Learning First
We commit to students and their success as our primary focus.
We commit to an “open door” policy for students with varying levels of knowledge, skills, experiences, and needs.
We celebrate differences in the learning community in its many forms: race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, social-economic status and religious beliefs.
Courtesy & Respect
We demonstrate courtesy, respect, and kindness in all our interactions.
Honesty & Trust
We build trust and commitment through honesty in interpersonal relationships.
We promote continuous improvement of educational programs and services to students and stakeholders.
We encourage quality in everything we do.
We participate in a learning community which is interactive, challenging, cooperative, and dedicated to the common goal of learning.
Cooperative & Caring Environment
We embrace a democratic and collegial attitude that encourages teamwork, inclusiveness, and mutual respect.
We provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
We work together to get the job done.
Our standard of student success
As a multidimensional phenomenon, "student success (achievement)" entails a number of inter-related achievements, such as growth in autonomy and responsibility for one's own life, identifying, and refining when appropriate, goals, and the pro-active engagement in creating and (sustaining) fulfilling an appropriate academic plan (direction) that prepares the student for a productive and active engagement in society. Specifically, then, student success is the achievement of those competencies that support the achievement of his or her goals.
Our equity statement
With our core focus on equity, Delaware County Community College is committed to fostering a climate that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and access. Within our programs, activities, support services and campus locations across Delaware and Chester counties, we value building a culture wherein everyone feels that they are valued and belong. Our aim is to ensure that all voices at the College are included and uplifted at every level, and that our policies and practices remove systemic barriers to accessibility and success. We encourage all members of our community to develop and contribute to our decisions, work, and dialogue in support of social justice and equitable change.