Laney College

Core Beliefs

Core Beliefs


Dream. Flourish. Succeed.


Laney College educates, supports, and inspires students to excel in an inclusive and diverse learning environment rooted in social justice.


Respect: We demonstrate a commitment to the value of each individual through trust, cooperation, and teamwork. We recognize the worth of each individual and his or her ideas and treat each other and those we serve fairly, with compassion and with esteem.

Diversity: We are a multicultural and diverse organization, an enriching blend of people and ideas. This college is a place for all people, an environment devoted to fostering and embracing the diversity of our staff, faculty and student body.

Appreciation: We demonstrate recognition in the value of the efforts put forth by all of our faculty, staff, administrators and students. We will foster employee growth and performance levels through and personal development.

Competence: We share a commitment to performing our work assignments with excellence and continuous improvement. We emphasize doing our best in teaching and learning, student achievement, administrative practices and delivery of support services.

Integrity: We are committed to nurturing campus trust by holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.

Accountability: We are individually and collectively responsible for achieving the highest levels of performance in helping students acquire the necessary skills and abilities to earn associate degrees, certificates, transfer, and career preparation. We continually evaluate ourselves in an effort to improve our effectiveness and efficiency in meeting the educational needs of our community.

Innovation: We encourage and support creativity, collaboration and risk-taking. We foster and promote innovation in the design, development, support, delivery, and management of all programs and services.

Collaboration: We work cooperatively in a shared governance environment and value individual ability and diversity in thinking as essential to promote open communication, active participation, exchange of ideas and collaborative decision-making.