In the fall of 2004, Lincoln Land Community College’s Human Resources Department and Faculty Senate began discussions that lead to the crafting of a Diversity Statement for the college. The statement, written by a committee of faculty members including Theresa Kanoza, Abbas Meigooni and Deborah Brothers wrote the statement, which was approved by the College Council, President’s Cabinet, and ultimately the college’s Board to Trustees at is November, 17, 2004, meeting. The Diversity Statement for Lincoln Land Community College follows.
Lincoln Land Community College Statement on Diversity
Lincoln Land Community College derives strength from diversity. The college recognizes and affirms difference and variety as integral to an inclusive representation of humanity, especially in such areas as color, race and ethnicity, educational and political philosophy, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, geographic origin and physical, mental and sensory capabilities. Students, staff, administration and faculty serve as mirrors and models for each other in order to reflect and nurture a healthy, pluralistic environment. As an institution of higher learning dedicated to a free, far-ranging and open exchange of ideas, LLCC fosters opportunities for district residents to enrich their understanding of cultural differences and multiple viewpoints within the college community and the larger society. Through academic offerings, cultural programming, enrollment policies and hiring practices – all of which uphold the value of diversity in its multiple forms – Lincoln Land Community College prepares its students to contribute to and succeed in a pluralistic yet interdependent world.
Approved by the LLCC Board of Trustees at its November 17, 2004 meeting