Affirmation of inclusion
Whatcom Community College is committed to maintaining an environment in which every member of the College community feels welcome to participate in the life of the College, free from harassment and discrimination. We welcome people of all races, ethnicity, national origins, religions, ages, genders, sexual orientations, marital status, veteran status, abilities and disabilities. Toward that end, faculty, students and staff will:
- Treat one another with respect and dignity;
- Promote a learning and working community that ensures social justice, understanding, civility and non-violence in a safe and supportive climate;
- Influence curriculum, teaching strategies, student services and personnel practices that facilitate sensitivity and openness to diverse ideas, peoples and cultures in a creative, safe and collegial environment.
The Equity Project
Each year, the Campus Diversity Committee offers ongoing professional development for faculty, staff and students called The Equity Project (TEP). TEP offers ongoing opportunities to engage in social justice education and work towards Advancing Equity at Whatcom Community College. Each year a topic is selected and WCC offers programming centered on a theme and a OneBook reading. Activities include keynote speakers, Bento Box Workshops, campus discussions, films, and more. The theme for 2017-2018 is "Introduction to Social Justice."