Who We Are
Our Promise: We take this journey together.
Cypress College exists for all students who can benefit from instruction. We strive to offer all students a pathway to their future. We are a community — one connected by the possibility of a brighter future for all. Our faculty teach because their purpose is to inspire. Our staff and administrators serve because they’re passionate about helping students succeed. Cypress College is a place where people say hello and the smiles are genuine. We are stewards of the collaborative environment created by our founding faculty. Buen Cypress is our acknowledgment of the honor to carry that tradition forward.
NOCCCD Land & Labor Acknowledgement: A Call to Action
Cypress College is located on the unceded ancestral lands shared by the Gabrielino-Tongva Nation and the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians/Acjachemen Nation, who have been the traditional caretakers since time immemorial. Tongva and Acjachemen peoples maintain a strong presence in North Orange County and throughout Southern California, protecting their homelands, knowledge systems, and cultures for the next seven generations. We acknowledge the ingenuity, survival, resilience, and strength of their descendants and relatives––past, present, and emerging. We also acknowledge the labor of those who work on and care for these lands, both in the past and today, and all those who act in solidarity with Indigenous struggles.
This land acknowledgement was developed by the Native America Faculty and Staff Alliance and the Fullerton College Ethnic Studies Department and we honor their work on our behalf.