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Mission of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Lower Columbia College celebrates and embraces diversity of all kinds, including differing beliefs, cultures, people, and experiences. We commit to institutional and individual changes that recognize, understand, and challenge patterns of social inequity and systemic disparities within our ever-changing world. As part of this commitment, we strive to strengthen practices involving student success, cultural enrichment, diversity education, curricular transformation, and employee development. We are dedicated to promoting an accessible, inclusive, and safe environment that fosters cultural competency, educational equity, and social justice for all students, staff, faculty, and our local and global communities.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan 2022-27

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan 2022-27 Priorities are listed below. Click the link for the seven-page plan!

  • Priority Area One: Develop a culture of safety and belonging for all
  • Priority Area Two: Invest in a campus experience where all succeed
  • Priority Area Three: Create a sustainable infrastructure to bolster continued DEI success

LCC’s definitions of equity, diversity and inclusion

Click to see page 3 of the plan here.