Over the next year our team will revisit the vision and focus for the office.  We will discuss here our purpose and initiatives like Hispanic-Serving Institution and middle schoolf family engagement that the office will participate in as well as equity, inclusion, and transformation at the college and in the community.  We will be defining terms and providing tools to support continued professional development.

Diversity Statement

We at Salt Lake Community College believe diversity enhances the richness of the educational experience and leads to the understanding of and appreciation for the differences and commonalities in each of us. It is imperative that we actively seek and welcome a student body, faculty, and staff who represent the diversity of our region, nation, and world to prepare students to participate as global citizens. Salt Lake Community College strives to create an equitable climate of learning, teaching, and working for all demographics, cultures, and abilities. We challenge and commit ourselves to identify and address inequality with civility and mutual respect to continually improve campus climate.

Purpose

The Office for Institutional Equity, Inclusion and Transformation facilitates efforts to advance and sustain an organizational culture and climate that fully welcomes diversity and inclusiveness for all Salt Lake Community College stakeholders. SLCC officers and deans, directors, department heads, and managers are responsible and accountable for the proactive implementation of our diversity mission and are expected to exercise leadership to fulfill it.

SLCC’s Inclusivity Definition

Inclusivity is the active, intentional and ongoing commitment to ensuring that all members of the campus community can fully and meaningfully participate in and contribute to all aspects of campus life (i.e., in the curriculum, programs and resources, and in practices and processes). It is the involvement and empowerment of all members of Salt Lake Community College, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized and valued.