Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
OFFICE OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION
Empowering diversity, fostering inclusiveness, and cultivating a sense of belonging at Alamance Community College.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion supports the mission of Alamance Community College by empowering, collaboration, cultivating, and creating an environment where everyone can feel they belong. We are committed to developing a culture that fosters inclusiveness, provides comprehensive learning and development, advances our diverse population and empower lifelong learners to succeed as global citizens.
It is the expectation of Alamance Community College that all members of the campus community experience a welcoming and inclusive environment free from all instances of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. Alamance Community College is committed to the continuous development of an atmosphere that encourages freedom of expression and the sharing of ideas.
In the quest to realize this ideal, Alamance Community College is committed to the fostering of equal opportunity and treatment for all members of the campus community at its sponsored events regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disabilities, immigration status, veteran status, or body size.
Diversity refers to all aspects of human difference, social identities, and social group differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, creed, color, sex gender, gender identity, sexual identity, socio-economic status, language, culture, national origin, religion/spirituality, age (DIS)Ability, and Military/Veteran Status, Political Perspective, and Associational Preferences.
Equity refers to fair and just practices and policies that ensure all campus community members can thrice. Equity is different than equality in that equality implies treating everyone as if their experiences are exactly the same. Being equitable means acknowledging and addressing structural inequalities – historic and current – that advantage some and disadvantage other. Equal treatment results in equity only if everyone starts with equal access to opportunities.