WCTC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity

Diversity encompasses an array of experiences, including age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, disabilities, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and more.

Equity

Equity refers to the intentional practice of identifying the unique needs within our diverse community, and in turn, providing the individualized support needed for each individual to each their academic and career goals.

Inclusion

Inclusion is the degree to which all individuals in a community are welcomed, valued, respected, heard and able to participate.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

WCTC recognizes diversity, equity and inclusion as core institutional values that drive decision-making, resource allocation and the development of policies and practices.

Belonging, Access and Cultural Engagement (BACE)

WCTC’s Office of BACE advocates for members of the College community while emphasizing the importance of respect, cross-cultural relationships and identity. 

BACE is guided by the following five themes:

Communication

Advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion and compliance.

Curriculum

Design curriculum to reflect equity-minded values and integrative knowledge of diverse histories, cultures and societies.

Professional Development

Provide ongoing professional development opportunities for WCTC employees.

Recruitment, Representation and Retention

Increase diversity recruitment, representation and retention for students and employees.

Safety

Commit to providing a discrimination-free and harassment-free working and learning environment.

Resources

The most up-to-date policies can be found on the myWCTC portal under "Resources," then "WCTC Administrative Policies and Procedures."

Contact Info

Sherry Simmons
Chief Diversity and Compliance Officer
262.695.3481

Dennis Jackson
Director, Cultural Engagement and Compliance
262.691.5082