MiraCosta College Commitment Statement
MiraCosta College is committed to creating a racially just campus climate. Individuals and their diverse cultures and identities are welcomed, nurtured, and validated. MiraCosta College takes institutional responsibility for closing the equity gap for disproportionately-impacted populations including Latinx and Chicanx communities, Black and African American communities, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, Native American communities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities, veteran communities, former foster youth, adult students, and students from low socioeconomic statuses. MiraCosta will continue to serve all constituents with values rooted in equity, diversity, inclusion, and community.
MiraCosta College Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statement (BP 3400)
From this foundation, MiraCosta College’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement was created and after input from governance committees and constituent groups, was approved in April 2016 by the Board of Trustees as Board Policy 3400. The statement reads as follows:
MiraCosta College is committed to providing a strong, supportive, and authentic environment where difference is valued, respected, encouraged, and honored; where all faculty, staff, and students experience a sense of belonging and the freedom to express themselves; and where their experiences are recognized and valued.
MiraCosta College strives to be a model for equity and inclusion. The college is committed to providing opportunities for engagement both across the campus and within the communities the college serves. The college seeks to remove barriers to learning, participation, and success, with a focus on changing procedures and practices that disproportionately affect certain groups.
MiraCosta College Is A Proud Hispanic-Serving Institution
In 2013, MiraCosta College received the designation of Hispanic Serving Institution. This significant recognition acknowledges our institution's continuous efforts to support the academic performance and unique needs of Latinx students, many of whom are attending college for the first time or are first-generation. Approximately 38% of MiraCosta College's students and 26% of its staff are Latinx as of the fall of 2021.
The purpose of this website is to provide the MiraCosta College community with resources around inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA). It is a living and organic site that grows as our work around IDEA grows at the campus.
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