SVCC HLC Self-Study Document

Sauk Valley Community College
HLC Self-Study Document

September 19-21, 2011

1B.1: Commitment to Honor the Worth of Individuals

The general endorsement of meeting “diverse needs” of students and the community that appears in the Mission and Vision Statements underlies the value Sauk places on the importance of recognizing the worth of every person. However, the commitment to respect is specifically stated in the Shared Ethical Values pledge to “respect the worth and dignity of all people.”

Dignity is protected when clear expectations for behavior allow an individual to act knowledgeably. Worth is acknowledged by equitable treatment and appropriate support for individual circumstances. Evidence that Sauk acts on its value statements can be found in its policies, a few of which are highlighted below: