College of the Desert is a learning-centered institution that values:
Student Success: Student learning and growth are central to all we do.
Diversity and Inclusion: We embrace the diversity of our community and uphold the dignity and worth of the individual.
Integrity: We are open, honest and reliable.
Respect: We value the thoughts, words, and actions of our students, colleagues, and community.
Dedication: Our faculty, staff and administrators are responsible leaders who effectively implement programs in support of student learning and efficient college operations.
Professionalism: We are current in our areas of expertise and embody high standards of conduct.
Communication: We communicate with authenticity in pursuit of broad understanding, effective dialog, and inclusive decision-making.
Lifelong Learning: Learning is essential to living, for our students, faculty and staff.