Welcome to the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion
at Washtenaw Community College
WCC embraces the value diversity brings to our campus and community. It enriches our lives and enhances the countless experiences that characterize learning at our college. Diversity encompasses a multitude of dimensions, including but not limited to: race, culture, nationality, ethnicity, religion, ideas, beliefs, geographic origin, class, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, disability and age. The college continually strives to build an inclusive and welcoming community of individuals with diverse talents and skills from a wide range of backgrounds who are committed to civility, mutual respect, social justice and the free and open exchange of ideas. Every member of the WCC community benefits from the talents and experiences of our peers and from the mutual respect we exercise and from the responsibilities we take for our actions. Each of us deserves equal opportunity to teach, to learn and to grow.
Goals of the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion
- To assist WCC in being a welcoming campus for all students.
- To eliminate discrimination in any form at WCC.
- To engage WCC students, faculty and staff in events, activities and initiatives that will provide growth in their understanding of diversity’s benefits and issues, and will help support and celebrate WCC’s diverse community.
- To increase knowledge of and interaction among the many types of diverse populations at WCC (intersectionality).
- To offer assistance and support to any student who experiences bullying, harassment or any other form of discrimination on the WCC campus.
- To provide education, training, events and activities that support and celebrate diversity at WCC.
WCC Non-Discrimination Policy (Board of Trustees Policy #2005)
“Washtenaw Community College does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other protected status as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal statutes in the educational programs and related activities which it offers. Further, it is the policy of the College not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the educational programs and related activities which it offers.”