Our Mission & Core Values


Why we’re here and how we make a difference.

The mission of Herkimer College is to serve our learners by providing high quality, accessible educational opportunities and services in response to the needs of the local and regional communities. We emphasize the following core values as we strive to achieve this mission:


To foster a collaborative campus environment that promotes civility, creativity, diversity, open communication, social responsibility, and mutual respect among students, faculty, staff, and the public.


To encourage all constituencies of the College community to pursue the highest standards of performance in their academic and professional work.


To embrace the values of honesty, respect, consistency, diversity and responsibility, in order to provide fair and equal treatment for all.


To provide access to quality, affordable lifelong learning opportunities and to maintain an environment that fosters individual growth and development for all.