Achieving equity is an ethical issue and a moral imperative that requires the examination and transformation of hearts, minds, conscious, and unconscious beliefs that impact decisions about policies, practices, and resource allocations.
The college values the strengthening aspects of diversity and inclusion and their role in helping to achieve equity for all students and communities. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College since 2012, the district is now poised to take a more holistic approach towards equity by harnessing lessons learned from multiple programs and projects to better serve diverse students and communities.
The Office of Equity and Inclusion was created to elevate ACC’s commitment to ensuring the college is welcoming and inclusive of all students regardless of ability, race, gender, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or religion.
The Austin Community College District is a welcoming and inclusive environment for diverse students and community members where race, ethnicity, gender, and other human differences are no longer predictors of success.
The Office of Equity & Inclusion exists to help the college build capacity to achieve equity in enrollment, persistence, and completion.
The Office of Equity & Inclusion is part of the Division of Campus Operations & Public Affairs.