Nassau Community College offers students high-quality, flexible, and equitable educational opportunities, combined with co-curricular learning experiences, continuing education, and professional development opportunities. Distinguished faculty and dedicated staff provide students with a solid foundation for future success and prepare them to enrich our community, economy, and society. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do for all whom we serve.


  • Goal 1:  Equitable Student Opportunities
  • Goal 2:  Academic Excellence and Student Support
  • Goal 3:  Student Persistence and Post-Completion Success
  • Goal 4:  High School, Community, Business, and Industry Partnerships


  • ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: We strive for quality and distinction 
  • COMMUNITY: We build and nurture community, business. and industry partnerships
  • DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION: We respect and celebrate the differences among us and support social justice
  • INTEGRITY: We value fairness and honesty


It is the Academic Senate of Nassau Community College that shall provide the College community with a voice in general educational goals and policies as well as other matters of concern to the College community. The Academic Senate shall have responsibilities and powers in the following areas unless otherwise restricted by law and the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement:

a. To examine, approve and recommend curriculum for examination by the President and the Board of Trustees;
b. To recommend requirements for admissions, degrees and graduation;
c. To formulate and propose academic College policies including policies on class size, academic advisement, educational TV and academic calendar for the consideration of the President and the Board of Trustees;
d. To provide a forum for the consideration of academic matters of interest to the College community;
e. To formulate and propose policies in those aspects of student life which relate to the educational process.

The ultimate authority for College operation is vested in the Board of Trustees, five of whom are appointed by the Nassau County Executive and four by the governor of New York. A tenth member is elected annually by the student body.

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