Truman College, as one of the seven City colleges of Chicago, is a public institution serving the Chicago community under the Master Plan for Higher Education in Illinois. The Board of Trustees of Community College District No. 508 is governed by the Illinois Public Community College Act and the Rules for the Management and Government of the City Colleges of Chicago with any amendments enacted or adopted thereafter. As a comprehensive educational institution, Truman College is committed to excellence in learning and dedicated to providing opportunities that meet the postsecondary, basic skills, workforce training, continuing education, and cultural needs of the diverse, multiethnic community the college serves. In addition to meeting the educational needs of individual students, the college seeks to be a catalyst for growth and progress. To accomplish this mission, Truman College is committed to: Providing the first two years of a traditional baccalaureate education by offering high-quality general education in liberal arts and sciences, Preparing students for career entry, advancement, or further occupational education through state-of-the art career programs, Expanding educational opportunities through preparatory, developmental and basic skills programs, Providing lifelong learning options through continuing education courses and programs, Providing extra-curricular activities that contribute to the intellectual, social, recreational and cultural enrichment of the college community as well as that of the community at large, Providing student services that complement instructional programs of the college and aid students in academic, career and personal development, and Contributing to community economic development by responding to training needs of area businesses, industry and the public sector.