Mission

Onondaga Community College makes high quality educational programs and services accessible to our diverse citizenry, empowering individuals to explore and discover their inherent potential and to transform themselves to live, work and thrive in our global community.

Onondaga Community College is Central New York’s partner in education for success. Achieving our Mission through:

  • Student Access, Retention, Completion, Transfer
  • Academic Excellence
  • Student Engagement and Support
  • Career and Workforce Advancement
  • Responsible Stewardship of Resources
  • Community Engagement

Vision

Onondaga Community College will be recognized as a dynamic leader in higher education and as one of the nation’s most innovative community colleges. Students will discover an inclusive and welcoming environment that supports achievement of the highest potential. By nurturing lifelong learning, academic excellence, community engagement and service, global perspectives and open minds, Onondaga will enrich and enhance the quality of life in Central New York and beyond.

Core Values

Onondaga Community College’s core values are:

  • Students First – Keep students at the center of all we do.
  • Learning – Embrace the lifelong pursuit of knowledge and free expression of ideas in a safe environment to advance the individual and the community.
  • Excellence – Strive for continual improvement and innovation to seek our highest potential.
  • Diversity – Enrich learning through an inclusive campus environment that respects human dignity and difference.
  • Community – Foster active and productive participation in building a mutually supportive environment for members of the campus and broader communities.
  • Responsibility – Build a culture of integrity and accountability to develop both self and others.

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2011-2016
OCC/SUNY Memorandum of Understanding

Diversity Master Plan

The 2013 - 2017 Master Plan for Fostering Diversity and Inclusion serves as a roadmap and resource for all members of the campus community as we seek to become more inclusive and to utilize our diversity to advance Onondaga’s mission of educational service.