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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Elevating Every Voice

A truly innovative institution not only acknowledges diversity and inclusion but embraces it. We value diversity, inclusion, and equity as they inspire new ideas, connect communities, personal and communal growth, and instill lifelong lessons on valuing others' unique experiences and perspectives.

Our commitment is unwavering: we strive to create an environment where each student, faculty, and staff member feels safe, valued, and heard. We welcome open discourse, support initiatives that celebrate diversity, and create a community that embraces all.

At Columbia College, we encourage individuals from all backgrounds and belief systems to join our community.

We are an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, citizenship status, veteran status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, parental status, marital status, age, disability, or any other protected status.

We ensure a safe and inclusive environment for our community, including students, employees, and visitors. This policy extends to off-campus, online, and after-hours activities.

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Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity.

Our Goals

Goal One

To promote systemic institutional changes that bolster a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the college.

Goal Two

To celebrate and advocate for diverse voices through robust programming and campus-wide events. 

Goal Three

To engage in ongoing professional development to uphold best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion within our college community. 

Additional Information

For support, assistance, or involvement in our mission, please contact the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee at DEICommittee@CCIS.edu. 

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Too many people have been made to feel that higher education isn’t a place for them— that it is someone else’s dream. But we change all that. With individualized attention and ongoing support, we help you write a new story for the future where you play the starring role.