Our Campus Culture

The Eagle's Creed

Eagles rise above the rest by affirming each other's strength and nurturing personal growth as we rise to meet life's challenges.


We respect each other, ourselves, our campus and our community, upholding diversity, inclusiveness and compassion for all.


We demonstrate integrity by upholding honesty and personal responsibility in all we do.


We support each other's journey of discovery toward the highest level of academic and personal success.


We are engaged in the building of a positive campus culture of involvement, collaboration and completion.

TCC Eagles Rise

Shared Roles and Responsibilities

TCC has a culture of shared responsibilities.

Institutional Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support student success through seamless college operations and sound infrastructure
  • Deliver students to class in the best condition to learn
  • Assert the central role of the teaching/learning process through educational programs
  • Assist students in developing the ability to think critically, creatively and reflectively
  • Support a campus environment that encourages active learning; collaboration among divisions and departments; and interaction among faculty, staff and students
  • Prepare students for productive and satisfying lives
  • Encourage professional development of all employees
  • Strengthen the connections between the campus and the larger community to foster common purpose and partnership

Faculty and Staff Roles and Responsibilities

  • Create an environment conducive to student learning and success
  • Deliver students to class in the best condition to learn
  • Relate to and instruct a diverse student population with varying levels of academic preparation and learning readiness
  • Foster students' use of higher-order and critical-thinking skills
  • Encourage student collaboration
  • Integrate the use of information technology to enhance the teaching/learning process (e.g., advisement, multimedia curriculum)
  • Encourage students to use student support services and resources
  • Engage in peer interaction and participate in College and division committees
  • Participate in shared governance
  • Serve as an advisor, role model and/or mentor
  • Be a viable and contributing member of the community

Student Roles and Responsibilities

  • Adapt to and thrive in diverse teaching/learning environments
  • Be actively engaged in the learning process
  • Create, develop and evaluate an individual learning plan and goals
  • Respect the learning environment and rights of all learners
  • Abide by the Student Conduct Code
  • Interact with peers
  • Participate in or support student organization and campus activities
  • Be aware of and use student support services and resources
  • Assume responsibility for academic and personal choices
  • Be a contributing member of the community

What does student engagement mean to TCC?

  • Being actively involved in setting educational goals and making educational decisions
  • Being actively engaged in the learning process
  • Identifying and seeking out resources
  • Developing effective learning strategies
  • Thinking creatively, critically and reflectively
  • Working collaboratively with faculty, staff and peers
  • Being socially integrated into the College community
  • Becoming a responsible, self-regulated learner


Our History

Our History

The first known unofficial discussion to obtain a junior college in Tallahassee, the first spark to ignite interest, came during the quiet moments of a fishing trip in 1963. Just two men in a boat, Tallahassean Louis Hill, a member of the Leon County Board of Public Instruction and later a member of the State Junior College Board, and Florida State University President Gordon Blackwell.

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