Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Social Justice at Cascadia College

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.

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 Join us for

Conversations on Current Issues

Wednesday, April 18, 12:00-1:00 pm, CC1-102

Join Huda Sarhan and Becky Riopel in a group conversation about the Women’s March movement and the controversy/divisiveness it creates among sub-groups of women. They will share a brief history of the march and give folks a chance to talk about their personal experience in the march, the perception of the march through the lens of media and the perception from those who heard about the march experience from participants. The hope is to have a mutual dialogue in a confidential and respectful space.


Inclusive Campus Pledge [full document]

Higher Ed Leaders Joint Statement After DACA Rescinded (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

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Vision

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.

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Support

Support at Cascadia

 

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

  • Bias Incident Response Team
    Contact a member of the CARE Team to initiate a response to and document bias incidents on campus.
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Events

Upcoming Events


Community Conversations: Women's March Movement

 

Join Huda Sarhan and Becky Riopel in a group conversation about the Women’s March movement and the controversy/divisiveness it creates among sub-groups of women. They will share a brief history of the march and give folks a chance to talk about their personal experience in the march, the perception of the march through the lens of media and the perception from those who heard about the march experience from participants. The hope is to have a mutual dialogue in a confidential and respectful space.

 

Wednesday, March 7

 

12:00-1:00 pm

 

CC2-261

 

Past Events

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