The College of the Canyons Classified Senate is dedicated to ensuring Classified professionals are given every reasonable opportunity to participate in college planning and decision-making. The Classified Senate will work toward the betterment of the College by means of incorporating Classified perspectives, as afforded by the collegial consultation process, policy, and law. Furthermore, the Classified Senate will be a conduit for exchanging ideas and disseminating information to and from the Classified membership. Critical to this work, the Classified Senate will regularly interact and engage the Board of Trustees, College administration, and all other internal representative organizations and groups. In addition, the Classified Senate seeks to promote regional and statewide practices that improve the standing, equity, and involvement of Classified professionals, and engagement in collaboration on such matters with fellow Senates, the state-wide Classified Senate (4CS), representative and government leadership, and/or other external affiliated organizations. The Senate fosters an environment for critical thinking, debate, effective communication, creativity, diversity, ethical decision-making, and transparency.