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Mission

Mission Statement

Dalton State College provides a diverse student population with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to attain affordable baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, and certificates and to reach their personal and professional goals. Through challenging academics and rich collegiate experiences, we promote lifelong learning, active leadership, and positive contributions in Northwest Georgia and beyond.

Vision Statement

Dalton State College will be recognized as a first-choice destination college dedicated to the transformative power of education. By challenging all students to reach their full potential, we will nurture, inspire, and empower a diverse community of scholars in an accessible, learning-centered, and service-oriented environment. As an exceptional place to learn, work, and teach, Dalton State College will cultivate leaders who proudly serve and improve our community and our world.

Values Statement

Our core values are the essential enduring tenets which guide the Dalton State College community. They set forth what we believe and define how we should conduct our affairs. At the heart of these values is the welfare of our students:

Opportunity and Access for All

      We believe all of our students can succeed and achieve their full potential.

Excellence in Teaching and Learning

We empower faculty, staff, and students to engage in the pursuit of excellence and innovation in instruction, the acquisition of knowledge, and lifelong learning.

A Commitment to Service and Collaboration

We value a campus culture of service, engagement, and collaboration to advance the welfare of Northwest Georgia and beyond.

Respect and Collegiality

We are committed to the intentional creation of a community of learners based on respect, civility, courtesy, and appreciation of different points of view.

A Culture of Accountability

We expect integrity, responsibility, and ethical behavior in all of our relationships and hold one another and our institution accountable.

Diversity and Inclusion

We grow as a college and as individuals through the inclusion and valuing of different cultures and characteristics among faculty, staff, and students; we choose to be a place where the diversity of ideas, values, and perspectives is welcomed and respected.

 


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