The Los Angeles Community Colleges affirm the principle that individuals should have opportunities to develop to their fullest potential. To that end, our main responsibility is to students and to the provision of education which benefits students and enables them to contribute to society.
Our colleges, therefore, are accessible to all individuals who have the capacity and motivation to profit from higher education. Curricula and services of our colleges provide means for fulfilling the promise of open access.
We recognize the necessity to adapt to the changing educational needs of the Los Angeles Community Colleges’ communities and to the growing diversity among students.
The quality of the educational experience is to be judged by its value to our students and our communities. We recognize that academic freedom is essential to excellence in education.