Lewis and Clark Community College is committed to creating and nurturing a culture that prioritizes diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and anti-racism. We encourage and embrace the diversity of our team member’s race, religion, language, sexual orientation, gender identification, ability status, socioeconomic status, national identity, ancestry, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, or any protected group status. We are committed to building an environment where underrepresented populations have equal access to resources and opportunities to learn and grow.

All team members have a responsibility to display conduct that reflects Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence (DEI) and Anti-Racism while representing Lewis and Clark Community College. All team members are required to attend and complete regularly scheduled diversity awareness training to enhance their knowledge to fulfill this responsibility.

Our DEI Blueprint informs our culture of diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and anti-racism in order to build a community and develop lifelong learners that reflect the diverse communities we serve and infuse DEI and Anti-Racism into all areas of our institution.

This policy and the DEI Blueprint are applicable, but not limited to, college operations and practices, procedures, and policies listed in the HR Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual. Any team member(s), students, or members of the community affiliated with or representing L&C who violate this policy are subject to corrective and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion.

Any individual who believes this policy has been violated should file a complaint. Team and community member complaints should be submitted to the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence, the Director of Human Resources, and/or the Vice President of Administration. Student complaints should be submitted to the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence and/or the Dean of Student Support Services. Complaints of policy violation shall be investigated and processed by those listed above using the procedures contained within the College’s Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination policy, HR Policy No. 505.