Commitment to Diversity

Human Resources
Policy Number: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Last Revised: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

SPSCC Diversity Statement

South Puget Sound Community College is a learning community that embodies social justice, equity and inclusion. SPSCC seeks to empower students, faculty and staff to fully participate in a society of increasingly diverse identities and experiences. SPSCC actively works to eliminate all forms of discrimination and provide an education that reflects the diversity of our community and a deeper understanding of the dynamics of power and privilege that perpetuate inequity and inequality.

Commitment to Diversity      Our mission is to provide quality educational opportunities to a richly diverse community. South Puget Sound Community College fosters inclusiveness at our campuses, honors diversity and encourages compassion for individual expression. We promote inclusiveness and equity on our campus and in the community.Therefore, South Puget Sound Community College commits itself to creating and maintaining a learning community and a work environment that:

  • Reflects a culturally diverse world-view;
  • Respects the cultural perspectives of our community members and encourages them to learn freely from each other;
  • Promotes the value of diversity and equality in our communication and publications; in our activities and curricula; and in our priorities and resources;
  • Acknowledges that diversity is diverse, both visible and invisible, and includes ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, national origin, disabilities, and cultural background;
  • Practices understanding;
  • Protects free speech and the right to differing views; and
  • Preserves academic freedom.

 South Puget Sound Community College welcomes, values and supports all who work and study here.