Our Mission Statement
The mission of Woodland Community College is to provide high quality, student-centered education and lifelong learning opportunities for the communities we serve.
At WCC, students pursue their educational goals in an environment that values diversity, individuality, mutual respect, civic responsibility, and the free exchange of ideas.
Advantages of WCC
The faculty are experienced instructors, skilled in discovering and developing the interests and capabilities of their students. The
ability to communicate with faculty members minimizes the danger that a student may become confused and lost in the hurry and
bustle of college life and emphasizes the importance of the individual. WCC bridges the gap between high school and university,
making adjustment easier.
The years of college education offered by WCC are an important budgetary item, especially since there is an increasing tendency
for professional preparation to require more than four years of college study. WCC enables students and their families to conserve
their resources for the long period of professional training.
WCC provides students with such services and activities as individualized counseling, social and cultural activities, and physical
recreation of sufficient variety to meet the needs and patterns of all students.
Students will find the opportunity to adjust their studies to their individual needs; those in high school who did not meet university
admission requirements may make up their deficiencies; those who want training for immediate entry into paying jobs will find the
courses they need; those who wish to complete two years and transfer to a senior college or university may do so with junior (thirdyear)
The Board of Trustees is committed to equality, values the diversity of the District's students, faculty, staff, and people with whom it
does business, and believes in the importance of a multicultural education to prepare students for a global society.
The Board in its commitment to Diversity has adopted the following: Definition of Diversity, Diversity Statement, Principles of
Community, and Diversity Framework for Institutional Transformation and Cultural Competency.
The Yuba Community College District service area has a richly diverse population, spanning eight counties (Yuba, Sutter, Colusa,
Lake, Yolo, and portions of Butte, Glenn and Placer) and nearly 4,200 square miles of territory in rural Northern California. The
District recognizes, embraces, and celebrates the wide array of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from
differences of culture and circumstances within its vast educational borders.
The District has a compelling interest in fostering the multi-cultural knowledge, awareness, and skills necessary for its studentbody
and workforce to contribute to its vision. The awareness that the District's campuses are accessible to students from all
groups, and thus serve all parts of the community equitably, helps sustain the academic and social fabric of the District.
Diversity is an integral part of the District's academic mission as it enriches the educational experiences and scholarly environment
for all students. An interactive classroom that enhances diversity of thought and critical thinking across the curriculum will
effectively prepare students for the complex and pluralistic world. The District strives to foster an open exchange of ideas in an
environment that provides role models and exemplifies the values of integrity, civility, mutual respect, and social justice in all of its
The Yuba Community College District is committed to providing fair and equitable opportunities to students, employees, and the
community through its recruitment, admission, and retention.
Principles of Community
The Yuba Community College District is committed to promoting and ensuring an environment that values and supports every person
in an atmosphere of civility, honesty, cooperation, professionalism and fairness. Diversity is essential to the creativity and innovation
that we seek on our campuses, throughout the District, and in the communities.
The Yuba Community College District expects that every campus member will practice these Principles of Community:
- We value intellectual and cultural diversity, open communication, collegiality, collaboration, mutual respect, personal
integrity, and responsible citizenship.
- We affirm the dignity of all individuals and strive to uphold a just community in which actions of discrimination and hate
are not tolerated.
- We affirm the right of freedom of expression within our community and also affirm our commitment to the highest
standards of civility and decency towards all.
- We acknowledge that our society carries historical and divisive biases, and therefore, we will endeavor to foster mutual
understanding and appreciation among individuals and groups, and we promote awareness through education and
constructive strategies for resolving conflicts.
- We confront and reject all manifestations of discrimination, including those based on ethnicity, gender, age, disability,
sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, status within or outside of the District, or any of the other differences
among people which have been excuses for misunderstanding, dissension, or hatred.
- We recognize and cherish the richness contributed to our lives by our diversity. We take pride in our various
achievements, and we celebrate our differences.