Piedmont Virginia Community College values:
Access to high quality, affordable education to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs, as well as for entry into or advancement in the workforce. A college education should be available to all.
Academic Rigor to develop each individual to his or her full potential. We insist on rigorous standards while providing a supportive environment in which students can achieve.
Student Success. We are committed to helping our students succeed. We measure our success by the skills and abilities of our students when they leave, rather than by their standing when they enter.
Community Impact. We develop innovative programs to meet the changing needs of our students and the business community, while contributing to the economic, civic and cultural vitality of our region, the Commonwealth of Virginia, our nation, and the world.
Professionalism. Our dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff are experts in their disciplines, excel at instruction, and are committed to helping students achieve their goals.
Intellectual Vitality. We engage our students and each other in well-reasoned inquiry, creative thinking, problem solving, and the exchange of ideas.
Diversity and Inclusion. We value and support the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff. We seek to promote an understanding and appreciation of differences by creating an inclusive environment embracing individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and aspirations.