Mission and Values

The mission of the Palm Beach State College Code of Conduct is to educate and develop students through a process that promotes accountability, civility, ethics, fairness, integrity, respect, and responsibility as it engages students in critical reflection of their choices. The staff is committed to the protection of the learning environment, the health and safety of the community and the rights of the students throughout the process.

  • Accountability – being willing to accept responsibility for one’s own actions.
  • Civility – remaining thoughtful, kind, empathetic and demonstrating an ability to get along with others, understanding in thought and word. See Principles of Civility
  • Ethics – providing a framework for understanding and interpreting right and wrong in society.
  • Fairness – being free from bias or injustice; treating people equitably or in a way that is right or reasonable.
  • Integrity – adhering to a code of moral and ethical principles; demonstrating a soundness of moral character and honesty.
  • Respect – maintaining due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights and/or traditions of others.
  • Responsibility – being dependable, making good choices, and taking responsibility for one’s actions.