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Vision / Mission / Goals

Vision Statement:

        GORDON STATE COLLEGE...

                  where students flourish!

Mission Statement:

To provide an exceptional education through innovative teaching and engaged learning for the benefit of the world in which we live.

Gordon State College will strive:

  • To ensure affordable, supportive access to high quality post-secondary education.
  • To develop creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, innovation, a global perspective and a commitment to lifelong learning that includes a respect for everyone involved in the process.
  • To maintain a commitment to engaged faculty-student interaction through intimate classroom experiences, innovative and effective teaching strategies, excellent advising and mentorship programs, and effective student support services.
  • To serve the broader community and region by developing academic programs and producing leaders equipped to contribute positively to middle Georgia, the United States, and the world.
  • To remember and celebrate the heritage of the College and its graduates.
  • To provide a beautiful and vibrant center of learning and scholarship as the touchstone of a diverse, connected community.

Core Values:

Gordon State College LEARNS:

  • Life-long scholarship - To develop habits of the mind: creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, innovation, a global perspective and a commitment to lifelong learning that includes a respect for everyone involved in the process.
  • Engagement - To maintain a commitment to engaged faculty-student interaction through intimate classroom experiences, innovative and effective teaching strategies, excellent advising and mentorship programs, and effective student support services.
  • Accessibility - To ensure affordable, supportive access to high quality post-secondary education.
  • Respect – To respect and celebrate the diversity, heritage, and history of the College and its graduates.
  • Nurture - To nurture a beautiful and vibrant center of learning and scholarship as the touchstone of a diverse, connected community.
  • Service - To serve the broader community and region by developing academic programs and producing leaders equipped to contribute to middle Georgia, the United States and the world.