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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable college community where all of our members can reach their full potential. We acknowledge the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We recognize that learning occurs best in an environment where it is safe for all individuals to draw upon their diverse perspectives and share their lived experiences. The coordination of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts across the institution will create opportunities to learn from one another in an environment that is open, civil, and respectful. This is how we can empower all members of our community and achieve our mission. We use the following definitions:

  • Diversity: We commit to increasing diversity, which is expressed in myriad forms, including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status, and political perspective.
  • Equity: We commit to working actively to challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight or veteran status.
  • Inclusion: We commit to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard, and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. We know that by building a critical mass of diverse groups on campus and creating a vibrant climate of inclusiveness, we can more effectively leverage the resources of diversity to advance our collective capabilities.


DEI efforts will be approached in a collaborative, college-wide, inclusive manner. This will be accomplished by:
• Engaging the appropriate stakeholders in dialog, planning, and decision making regarding specific DEI efforts.
• Seeking out knowledge and experience from those who are affected by specific DEI efforts.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Framework

  • Create and Sustain a Diverse, Inclusive and Equitable Campus Climate
    • Fully integrate the DEI Framework into the College mission, policies, procedures, strategic planning and all Division operations
      • Evaluate current College mission, policies, procedures, processes, planning and operations
      • Revise mission, policies, procedures, processes, planning and operations to reflect the DEI framework
    • Utilize results of climate survey to guide renewal and innovation
    • Create Inclusive Spaces and an Accessible Campus
    • Improve Student access, engagement and success for diverse students
  • Recruit, Retain, and Develop a Diverse College Community
    • Assess and suggest areas of improvement for equity in recruitment, promotion and retention of faculty, staff, and administration
    • Assess and suggest areas of improvement for equity in the recruitment, retention, and support towards the completion of educational goals of students
  • Provide Inclusive Excellence in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
    • Assess DEI in student learning
    • Evaluate curriculum and learning environment for diversity, equity, and inclusivity
    • Provide Professional Development opportunities for all College personnel
  • Have a Positive Impact on the Community and Surrounding Region
    • Advocate for issues regarding DEI, and provide Advocacy and Outreach to the community
    • Provide training, promote dialogue, and implementation of best DEI practices
    • Engage, educate and empower students
    • Create community connections

Looking for DEI resources?
Check out the LCCC Library's DEI resource guide

Diversity Council members consist of faculty, staff, students and community members. To find out more about becoming involved with the council please contact the Coordinator of Diversity.