Mission Statement and Vision

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Mission Statement

LASC Mission Statement:

In honor of its founding history, Los Angeles Southwest College is committed to providing a student-centered and equitable learning environment designed to empower a diverse student population and the surrounding community to achieve their academic and career goals by:

     • attaining certificates and associate degrees leading to transfer and workforce preparation

     • eliminating systemic racism and exclusion

     • becoming a model educational institution for the success of students of color

Los Angeles Community College District’s Board of Trustees gave final approval to the Mission Statement. It had previously been approved by LASC’s Strategic Planning Committee, Academic Senate and College Council.


As a model institution of higher learning, Los Angeles Southwest College will transform the lives of our  students of color and members of our surrounding community by supporting their pursuit of academic and personal goals.