Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

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Diversity & Inclusion

Unique and United!

Diversity & Inclusion Mission Statement:

We are an academic community…
…that recognizes the need to build, promote and
sustain a culture of excellence through intercultural
skills that are developed and demonstrated
throughout our diverse, evolving campus population.

Introduction

As an independent community college and an important contributor to our service area since 2005, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (CTC) is dedicated to providing a diverse student population with collaborative programs and support services to improve the quality of life and promote economic development. The College is committed to diversity in its policies, programs, and external relationships, as well as in its effort to build, promote, and sustain a cultural of excellence through intercultural skills. We strive to be understanding, inclusive, and accepting of diverse points of view, lifestyles, and personal choices that make each person unique, and we recognize these attributes are vitally important to the success of our students, our employees, our community, and our College.

The Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan finalized in 2017 provides an assessment of our current environment and establishes goals and action steps that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to an inclusive workplace and learning environment that values diversity. The College recognizes this will be a continual learning process and strategy that will require dedicated effort and improvement beyond the initial work completed by the task force that began development of the plan in 2015.

Review our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for 2017-2021.