Windward Community College

Introduction

Our Mission

Windward Community College offers innovative programs in the arts and sciences and opportunities to gain knowledge and understanding of Hawai‘i and its unique heritage. With a special commitment to support the access and educational needs of Native Hawaiians, we provide O‘ahu’s Ko‘olau region and beyond with liberal arts, career and lifelong learning in a supportive and challenging environment — inspiring students to excellence.

Our Vision

Ka Mālamalama o ke Ko‘olau - “Enlightening Ko‘olau” Students and community members will be enriched by “the light of knowledge” through quality programs and able to lead full, productive lives in a rapidly changing world.

Our Core Values

The college and its mission, goals, and actions are guided by core values that reflect the Hawaiian culture. Na‘auao — Learning

  • Student-centered learning environment
  • Excellence in academics and workforce training
  • Creativity and critical thinking
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Lifelong learning
  • Global awareness

Ho‘okomo — Access

  • “Open-door” admissions policy
  • Excellence in financial aid service
  • Need-centered education
  • Diverse approaches to learning
  • Disability sensitivity
  • Educational outreach to communities

Laulima — Collaboration

  • Shared accomplishments
  • Shared governance
  • Service to community
  • Campus and community engagement
  • Experiential learning

Ho‘ihi — Respect

  • Cultural awareness and aloha
  • Student voice
  • ‘Ohana-style inclusiveness
  • LGBTI Safe Zones

Mea Hou — Innovation

  • Creative use of research and technology
  • Positive transformation in student learning, curriculum, and campus growth

Mālama ‘āina — Sustainability

  • Stewardship of our interrelated natural resources
  • Conservation awareness

Locations

Honolulu

Address
45-720 Kea‘ahala Rd., Kāne‘ohe HI 96744
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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