Grounded in equity, social justice, and a "students first" philosophy, Moorpark College values diverse communities. We empower learners from local, national, and global backgrounds to complete their degree, certificate, transfer, and career education goals. Through innovation and customized student support, our programs are designed to achieve equitable outcomes.
Our actions and decisions are based on the following values:
- Integrity: Committing ourselves to honesty and ethics in all individual and institutional conduct.
- Collegiality: Cultivating a respectful campus culture that celebrates diversity and is built on a foundation of participatory governance, open dialogue, and varied perspectives.
- Equity & Success:
- Providing ready access to a high-quality education,
- Helping students identify and achieve their educational goals, and
- Minimizing equity gaps and empowering students from all walks of life to thrive in our campus community.
- Excellence: Continuously improving our individual and collective efforts to help our campus community reach its full potential.
- Creativity & Innovation: Supporting new approaches to problem solving, risk taking, and creative expression.
We make the following commitments to our students, our community, and each other:
- We will provide equitable educational opportunities through early intervention initiatives, accessible and clearly mapped curriculum, and robust student support services.
- We will help students explore, identify, and expediently fulfill their transfer and career goals.
- We will foster a love for learning across the broad areas of human knowledge and understanding.
- We will engage with our community and support the local economy.
- We will prepare our students for fulfilling careers and promote economic and social mobility.
- We will nurture a civically-minded campus dedicated to engaging and improving our community and democratic republic through a culture of civil discourse and practice.
- We will respect the Earth by cultivating an environmentally-responsible generation and pursuing campus initiatives that are mindful of our natural resources.
- We will provide a safe and secure learning environment on our campus.
- We will promote wellness through self-awareness, self-care, and support of one another to establish and maintain healthy lifestyles.