Lower Columbia College celebrates and embraces diversity of all kinds, including differing beliefs, cultures, people, and experiences. We commit to institutional and individual changes that recognize, understand, and challenge patterns of social inequity and systemic disparities within our ever-changing world. As part of this commitment, we strive to strengthen practices involving student success, cultural enrichment, diversity education, curricular transformation, and employee development. We are dedicated to promoting an accessible, inclusive, and safe environment that fosters cultural competency, educational equity, and social justice for all students, staff, faculty, and our local and global communities.
Undocumented students in Washington state have the right to attend colleges and universities. Many qualify for state-funded financial aid because of the Washington Dream Act, also called the The Real Hope Act which was signed into law in 2014.
The Safe Zone Project is a new program on the LCC Campus that will offer a visible message of inclusion, affirmation, and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. Trainings will be available to help staff, faculty and students become more aware of the problems facing our students of diverse gender and sexualities and offer guidance on how to support those students.
Located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center, Room 201. See Campus Map.
Participate in diversity-focused events at Lower Columbia College. See Campus Calendars.
Us in community. Our DIVERSE community!
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan 2022-27 Priorities are listed below. Click the link for the seven-page plan!
Develop a culture of safety and belonging for all
Invest in a campus experience where all succeed
Create a sustainable infrastructure to bolster continued DEI success