Vision Statement

To be the standard of excellence in transforming lives through education.

Mission Statement

Orange Coast College serves the educational needs of a diverse local and global community. The College empowers students to achieve their goals by providing high quality, culturally responsive, and innovative programs and services through pathways leading to degrees, transfers, certificates, foundational skills, workforce development, and lifelong learning. The College promotes student development, learning, and equitable outcomes by fostering a respectful, inclusive, caring, and participatory campus climate of student engagement and academic inquiry.


The purpose of this document is to describe the structure, operational relationships, mechanisms and agreements for making transparent and inclusive decisions at Orange Coast College that affect the well-being of our institution. We believe that the document represents the united voice of all constituents, and we are committed to our continued success as a premiere institution of higher learning. As a living document, it is updated as needed by the College Council. The College Council conducts a thorough review of this document every three years based on an evaluation prepared by the Institutional Effectiveness Committee.

The contents of this document derive from collegial consultation with a representative inclusive sample of faculty, staff, administrators and students. Our decision-making is guided by our college Mission Statement, College Values (C-L-A-S-S) and College Strategic Goals. (See Educational Master Plan 2016-2021) 

Decision Making Document [PDF]

Institutional Commitment​

Orange Coast College is committed to providing a unique learning community where freedom of thought and personal and intellectual growth is valued by all. As an outcome of their academic study, graduates of Orange Coast College possess proficiency in four core areas: Communication, Thinking Skills, Global Awareness, and Personal Development and Responsibility.

Administrators, faculty, and staff are committed to the development of students as individuals and as citizens of the world. We value teaching and learning relationships, support services, and co-curricular programs that contribute to meaningful personal growth in our students and to their quest for knowledge.

Non-Discrimination Statement 

The Coast Community College District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Section 504/ADA Coordinator.

BP 3410 Nondiscrimination Policy [PDF] | AP 3410 Nondiscrimination Policy [PDF]