Harold Washington College Mission Statement

Harold Washington College is a student-centered institution that empowers all members of its community through accessible and affordable academic advancement, career development and personal enrichment.             

To fulfill this mission, Harold Washington College focuses on the following core values:            


  • embrace human diversity
  • care about the whole student
  • offer responsive and relevant education   
  • pursue academic excellence    
  • assess to improve learning   
  • build community 
  • foster global citizenship for social justice  

​Through these core values, we strive to embody and honor the vision of Harold Washington, former Mayor of Chicago.

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