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DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Cascadia College believes that every person's background, which includes identifiers such as ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ability, helps enrich the lives of others when an environment is conducive to the expression of that identity. It is our deep commitment to provide a space where diversity, equity, and inclusion thrives and leads to social justice, another important concept on our campus.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our culture seeks and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. We firmly believe everyone's history contributes to the collective success of our community.

Social Justice

Social Justice at Cascadia is a condition in which each member of our community has access to the resources and opportunities they need to sustain well-being and quality of life.

Cascadia's Vision

Our goal is to help others learn about and express a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and social justice. This commitment comes first from employees so that we may competently help students learn to respect, value and support difference.

We acknowledge that this is an on-going process that renews itself with the start of every academic year. Yet, we ultimately hope that students will understand these concepts and carry them forward to the next stage of their lives. The Committee for Institutional Pluralism and Social Justice meets to discuss these issues and develop initiatives.

When you see the Pluralitree above, you'll know that you've reached a place that understands and supports diversity, equity and inclusion and social justice.

Support at Cascadia

Individuals and groups have particular needs. The following programs, places, and services are to support students at Cascadia:

Focused Support

LGBTQ+

  • Trevor Lifeline 1.866.488.7386 - Provides crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and life-affirming services to LGBTQ youth ages 13-24.
  • Trans Lifeline 1.877.565.8860

Living with Mental Illness

Muslim

Spanish

Students of Color

Past Events

Resources