Black Lives Matter
Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive campus is stronger than ever. We denounce racism, hate, institutionalized violence, and especially anti-Blackness. We acknowledge the power of white privilege and recommit to creating a culture of mutual respect, understanding and support for all who face historical and present-day oppression.
As part of our commitment to Anti-Racism, Diversity & Inclusion, the Equality & Equity Project will provide historical and present-day information about the contributions, challenges, culture, and daily lives of the many vital groups that make up our NSCC community, and the larger world.
With our strategic plan and priorities set and with implementation underway, it’s imperative to measure and track our progress ahead, particularly when it comes to Strategic Priority #2: Promoting Social Justice at NSCC and in the Community by delivering Equitable Student Outcomes. To help ensure we will eliminate equity gaps by 2027, transform our culture and the student experience using social justice practices, and co-create an inclusive community focused on an authentic sense of belonging, especially for those who have been historically excluded from higher education, we embark on “firsts of many” new and exciting initiatives; because frankly, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have not been transparently valued in higher education until recent years. Although we’ve known DEI is important to the goal of social justice and central to student success, we now know it must be formalized and codified just as other College practices and structures are, i.e., finance, enrollment, etc., and that must start with being data-driven.
What makes the Diversity & Equity Campus Climate Survey unique and vitally important, is it’s intentionally designed to be administered to the majority of the NSCC campus community– students, faculty, administrators, and staff.
How NSCC defines diversity
Diversity takes many forms. It recognizes the integrity, contributions, strengths, and viability of different cultural, language, and social groups. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, race and ethnicity, physical abilities or qualities, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, religious beliefs, class, educational background, and employment category.
You are welcome, valued and respected
True diversity implies a pluralistic campus, one that provides students, faculty, and staff the opportunities to learn about, respect, and appreciate each other's cultures and backgrounds. Diversity is inclusive, encompassing everyone. It seeks to create an environment in which each person and every group fits, feels accepted, has value, and contributes.
A pluralistic society is a strong society
NSCC celebrates and embraces multiculturalism. Supporting a diverse campus is at the
core of our
Mission and Values
NSCC acts locally and connects globally
NSCC is a campus affiliate of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI), an international organization founded in 1984 that is dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as building connections among people through reflection, sharing stories, and conflict resolution.