Core Values

RELATIONSHIP •  RESPONSIBILITY •  RECIPROCITY •  REDISTRIBUTION


Accreditation Criteria

To set its standards for its accountability, Comanche Nation College integrates criterion components with those of the institution as it relates to infrastructure, resources, student learning and teaching, and campus climate, and stakeholders to the Core Values.


Relationship Value

Relationship — In kinship obligations, we are all related, not only to each other, but to all things, animals, plants, rocks; in fact to the very energy of which stars are made. In further understanding this core value, it provides a foundation that prepares one for life as a community tribal citizen who is capable of making informed choices of one’s own tribal values and goals.

In responding to this core value, Comanche Nation College provides the environment necessary to broaden the student perspective, making it possible to impact the personal relationships, while impacting the relationships to others.

CNC has structured “Criterion Three: Student Learning and Effective Teaching” accreditation standard to measure the effectiveness of the organization’s ability to provide student learning.

Responsibility Value

Responsibility — The community obligation rests on the understanding that we have a responsibility to care for all our relatives; as we are all related to each other. To further understand this core value, one must acquire respectful and responsible sensitivity to the consequences of one’s life and conduct toward others, as each impact the natural and social environment.

In responding to this core value, Comanche Nation College provides the environment necessary to build positive relationships and in a social milieu that encourages the development of a caring and responsible individual.

CNC has structured “Criterion One: Mission & Integrity” accreditation standards insuring that the organization operates with integrity to ensure the fulfillment of its mission through structures and processes that involve the board, administration, faculty, staff, and students.

Reciprocity Value

Reciprocity — In the cyclical obligation, all things are circular; the cycle of seasons, the cycle of life, as well as the dynamics between any two entities in a relationship. In this core values, it prepares one, cyclically, to be a responsible and informed tribal citizenship and yet, function within a larger global society. In further understanding this core value, it requires an understanding of the circle of life, the relationship, and the connectivity.

In responding to this core value, Comanche Nation College strives to develop the skills that support the ability to communicate one’s views effectively and persuasively to others. This builds and impacts skills, such as in political perspectives, and fosters the ability for one to make informed, respectful, and rational choices among alternatives, in a cyclical process.

CNC has structured “Criterion Two: Preparing for the Future” accreditation standard for determining the organization’s allocation of resources and its processes for evaluation and assessment.

Redistribution Value

Redistribution — In the sharing obligation, its primary purpose is to balance and rebalance relationships. The Comanche society has many ways of redistributing materials and social goods. In further understanding this core value, one must respect the balance and harmony in the diverse relationships encountered in the tribal community and society, impacting the economy through the redistribution process of one’s positive contributions.

In responding to this core value, Comanche Nation College provides an environment in which the individual can grow in self-esteem to become successful through studies and education, and in the understanding of the personal and global cycle; redistribute knowledge, experience, and success both personally and financially, in the circle of reciprocity, to others.


In summary, CNC has structured “Criterion Five: Engagement & Service” accreditation standard that embraces the College’s Core Values (Responsibility, Relationship, Reciprocity, and Redistribution) to accomplish its mission, identifying its constituencies, and serving them in ways they both value.