Vision, Mission and Values

BCC graduate with flowers posing on the lawn

Crafting and developing the four overarching strategic goals began with reimagining the College's vision, mission and values statements. Over the course of a year, students, faculty, staff, the Board of Trustees and members of the Berkshire community engaged in multiple conversations to deeply examine the College’s current statements and apply diverse perspectives to advance them. The statements below were created with campus-wide input and are the building blocks to centering equity through action and accountability.


Berkshire Community College will provide equitable, accessible and transformative learning opportunities focused on the current and evolving needs of our diverse community.


Berkshire Community College is committed to providing an exceptional education and a wide range of opportunities that meet the diverse needs of our community through college transfer, workforce and career pathways, partnerships and lifelong learning.



We work to provide access and opportunity for our students, and we support them in exploring and attaining their academic and career goals.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to exploration and development of the BCC community, in which we value diverse perspectives, identities and experiences to ensure individuals are welcomed, acknowledged and celebrated for their authentic selves.


We create and do meaningful work that enhances the well-being of our community.


We create innovative and accessible ways to adapt to changing needs of our community through inclusive teaching practices, community partnerships and individualized student experiences.


We promote and foster conscientious social, civic, economic and environmental sustainability.