Diversity & Inclusion

Parkland’s Commitment to Inclusiveness 

Parkland College has an institutional commitment to becoming an inclusive and welcoming place for all who work, study, or visit here. The Parkland College Mission and Purposes statement includes the following purpose:

  • Serve students by providing a climate throughout the college that values and promotes integrity, inquiry, diversity, inclusion, active citizenship, global awareness, and academic freedom.

The vision of Parkland College is to create a cohesive college community where we share, value, and understand the various cultures at the college. We promote learning by delving into the complexities of our multifaceted identities (including age, gender, gender identity, race, religion, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, nationality, and ability). We express this in our Statement of Core Values:

  • Multiculturalism
    We celebrate the diversity in both our community and our world. Our goal is to recognize, promote, utilize, and educate one another regarding the unique qualities and shared humanity of our people and cultures. 
  • Fairness and Just Treatment
    We advocate and strive for respect, equity, and justice in all of our operations and proceedings.

And in our commitment to accessibility in all areas of the college:

  • Accessibility
    Parkland College envisions a fully accessible, inclusive, and universally designed campus community. The college is committed to an accessible campus, in terms of physical spaces, programs, and services, for all students, employees, and visitors.

We strive to educate a diverse student population in a supportive and challenging academic environment that fosters civility and respect.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Please see Policy 3.02 and Policy 8.26 in the Parkland College Policy and Procedures Manual for information about the following statement: 

Harassment or discrimination based on race, color, gender, gender expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status (including Vietnam veteran), marital status, ancestry, or disability, or retaliation for complaining about harassment or discrimination is a violation of federal and state law. Harassment and discrimination are prohibited in all areas of the College. Appropriate preventive measures shall be used within the College to promote respect for the rights of coworkers and students. Remedial measures and/or corrective actions, up to and including dismissal, shall be utilized when acts of harassment or discrimination occur.