PCC Diversity Statement
Pima Community College welcomes, celebrates, and fosters the diversity and contributions of students, faculty, staff and administrators.
We cherish the diversity of our community and, in addition to equal opportunity and educational access for all, we respect and are inclusive of all beliefs, values, abilities, personal experiences and preferences, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, and worldviews. We believe our differences are our strength and a source of innovation, excellence, and competitiveness.
We understand that the “community” in the community college of the 21st Century extends beyond local political boundaries, thus we aspire to build a community of responsible global citizens.
We believe that the ultimate objective of diversity is the achievement of equality and social justice. Furthermore, social justice has no borders and is an essential right of the human race.
Therefore we recruit, retain and develop the potential of students and employees from historically marginalized groups in the US and from any origin in the world regardless of ethnicity, religion, disability, political views, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social status and other characteristics.
-- Approved by Chancellor Lee Lambert January 2015
The PCC Diversity Plan recommends actions that the College will take to fulfill its mission to provide affordable, comprehensive educational opportunities that support student success and meet the diverse needs of our students and community.
These recommended actions build on, expand, and strengthen College activities that can attend to and leverage the diversity of our community for the benefit of the constituencies we serve.
A preliminary draft was made available for review in October 2016. A second draft will be linked below on Feb. 3.
- View the Draft Diversity Plan (coming Feb. 3, 2017)
New Dept. of Education Report
On Nov. 18, 2016 the U.S. Department of Education released a report, “Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education,” building on the Administration’s efforts to expand college opportunity for all. It presents key data that show the continuing educational inequities and opportunity gaps for students of color and low-income students and highlights promising practices that many colleges are taking to advance success for students of all backgrounds.
Pima Community College is proud to be designated as an Hispanic-Serving Institution.
We are an active member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), an association of more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success.
Pima Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educational institution committed to excellence through diversity. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in a timely manner. Community members and employees, please call 520.206.4539 or email email@example.com. PCC students should contact ADR at 520.206.6688 or email ADRHelp@pima.edu.
The U.S. Department of Education today released a report, “Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education,” building on the Administration’s efforts to expand college opportunity for all. It presents key data that show the continuing educational inequities and opportunity gaps for students of color and low-income students and highlights promising practices that many colleges are taking to advance success for students of all backgrounds.