DMACC's Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
DMACC will create a culture in which all people are valued and supported, and will celebrate the similarities and differences among us. In doing so, we will prepare the DMACC community to live, to learn, and to work together in a global society.
DMACC is committed to meeting the needs of our increasingly diverse district. That commitment is fostered at many different levels of the institution. Our Diversity Commission will serve as the institutional leader in the coordination of all of our efforts to create opportunities for citizens from different cultures and with different life experiences to experience DMACC, as a student, a professor or staff member.
DMACC has seven primary values: responsiveness, excellence, community, learning, cultural understanding and mutual respect, innovation, and professional integrity to ensure student access and success; as well as a highly-diverse, and high-caliber educational experience. Engagement, diversity, equity and inclusion are integral parts of each of these values.
Three specific priorities within the area of engagement, diversity, equity, and inclusion are goals that both support and enhance the above values. Those include creating:
- An access pathway for diverse students to enter higher education;
- A more inclusive and welcoming campus environment for all faculty, staff, and students; and
- An engaged, diverse community, and equity among students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
DMACC's 5 Key Pillars: