Mission and Values

This is who we are. This is what we do.

At CGCC, we have a purpose that extends far beyond our four campuses. We are committed to changing lives, our community, and the future for the better.

CGCC Vision

CGCC will be the preferred college in the Southeast Valley as we deliver impactful and innovative learning pathways that keep our local communities thriving.

CGCC Mission

CGCC empowers every student to unlock their full potential for growth and innovation through inclusive learning opportunities and community engagement.

CGCC Values


  • Collaboration- CGCC leverages the expertise of our internal and external communities, seeks shared, interest-based solutions, and brings our partners, and students together as we create impactful strategies and systems that serve the targeted needs of those we serve.
  • Advocacy- CGCC commits to opportunities, spaces, and systems that empower our faculty, staff, and students to advocate for themselves, our communities, and the fulfillment of our mission.
  • Inclusion- As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), CGCC acknowledges the breadth of diversity within the Southeast valley and commits to self-reflection and creating environments and practices that ensure individuals, in appreciating their backgrounds, have equitable opportunities, access, and representation.
  • Excellence- CGCC strives for excellence in all we do with a focus on quality and continuous improvement as we find solutions, plan, implement efforts, assess outcomes, and make impactful changes to improve the success of our students, faculty, staff, and communities.