VISION:

To educate the community and to build a world in which cultural diversity, equity and inclusion is valued and social injustices are eliminated.

PURPOSE:

Equity Richland/Studies in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental community of full-time faculty, staff and administrators committed to enhancing the student learning experience utilizing diverse instructional mechanisms (i.e. core curriculum emphasis courses, lectures, seminars, and forums) engaging the Richland College community and raising awareness on issues of diversity, equity and inclusive excellence.

To enhance the student learning experience by using various mechanisms (i.e. core curriculum emphasis courses, lectures, seminars, and forums) to engage them while raising awareness about issues of cultural diversity.

WHO ARE WE?

An interdisciplinary and interdepartmental community of full-time faculty, staff and administrators.

Cultural Diversity Emphasis:

  • Race/Ethnicity (African-American Black Studies, Mexican-American/Latino Studies, Asian-American)
  • Global (Middle East, World Religions, International)
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Socio-economic (i.e., poverty)

What we offer the Richland and Dallas Community:

  1. Facilitate diversity lectures, programs, workshops and training for student leaders and the local community.
  2. Partner with the Richland College Office of Student Life, Multicultural Center, Council for Community Building, Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC), Achieving the Dream (AtD) Dream Success Team (DST), TRIO Student Support Services (SSS), Office of Disabilities Services and Center for Integrative Learning and Teaching Innovation (CILTI).
  3. Collaborate with student organizations and the Office of Student Life, Multicultural Center, and CILTI to co-sponsor community forums, panel discussions, seminars and professional development workshops on campus.