Board Policy 402

The following Institutional values shall guide all policies and practices of the Kalamazoo Valley Community College District:

Caring & Respect

  • Foster a safe, dynamic learning environment
  • Demonstrate positive regard for self and others
  • Give and receive praise graciously
  • Honor civility, service, collegiality, and social justice


  • Do the right things for the right reasons
  • Ensure interactions are driven by our vision, mission and values
  • Be responsible, accountable and ethical

Excellence and Quality

  • Embrace change as an opportunity
  • Pursue excellence and innovation
  • Value learning and develop an environment of intellectual inquiry
  • Share new ideas and expand the boundaries of knowledge

Humor and Well-Being

  • (Too much fun is just enough at KVCC)
  • Nurture creativity, humor, and enjoyment of work and learning
  • Promote a healthy environment for mind, body and spirit

Teamwork and Stewardship

  • Work together to achieve our vision, mission and goals
  • Commit to finding solutions
  • Manage and protect our resources-- human, fiscal and environmental
  • Develop and foster community relationships based on mutual trust