Position Statement on Diversity
At NCC, we expect, and support, equity and inclusion in our educational programs, policies, campus life, employment, extracurricular activities and community involvement. We define diversity as all the ways in which we differ from one another, and we see each individual as unique and valuable. Inclusion means that we value these differences as strengths that contribute to a rich college environment. The college community is united in the condemnation of acts of hatred and intolerance.
In our efforts to value diverse voices and perspectives, we strive to:
- Provide equitable opportunity and access to education.
- Recruit and retain a diverse student body, faculty and staff.
- Promote a campus climate where respect for and appreciation of differences are priorities, and where individuals thrive without prejudice or bigotry.
- Integrate multicultural perspectives throughout the curricula.
- Analyze the diverse needs of our constituents and ensure that our services, organizational structures and institutional priorities address them.
The college community believes that everyone is responsible for fostering an environment of inclusion and respect that contributes to academic excellence.
Reinforcing our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
NCC is a college fiercely committed to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a "college of the community", we are uniquely positioned to do this work. It’s not something we do on the side; it is core to our mission and values. Simply put, it is an educational imperative.
We are a college that aspires to provide an environment where all our students, faculty, and staff can be honored and celebrated for being authentically themselves with all the rich diversity that brings. Yet, we know we still have work to do. With that in mind, our Board of Trustees unanimously passed the following statement of action that I wanted to share with you.
NCC’s DEI Strategic Plan
Read the plan here (PDF)