IVCC Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Mission Statement

Illinois Valley Community College provides a high-quality, accessible, and affordable education that inspires individuals and our community to thrive.

Vision Statement

Illinois Valley Community College is the preferred gateway to advance individual and community success.

Core Values


We will follow through on our commitments, welcome constructive assessment and suggestions for improvement. We will meet performance expectations for personal and professional conduct.


We will nurture a culture of mutual appreciation, cultivate empathy and a compassionate response to others.


We speak and act truthfully, without hidden agendas – admitting when we make mistakes or do not know, avoiding silence when it may be misleading, identifying and working with each other to communicate and solve problems.


We will treat students and colleagues equitably, without favoritism or prejudice, giving all the benefit of the doubt and providing opportunities for individual success.


We will consider the talents, feelings and contributions of everyone in our interactions and behaviors; practice active listening and collaborating in our daily work; base our relationships on the essential dignity of each individual; value diverse cultures, backgrounds, lifestyle and abilities; and understand that inclusion makes us stronger and able to perform at higher levels.