Inclusion, Access, Diversity, Social Justice and Equity

Lorain County Community College is committed to equity, the idea that students from marginalized and underrepresented populations have access to resources that empower student success and close completion achievement gaps. Equity is based upon the principle of fairness and is distinct from equality. While equality involves treating everyone the same way, equity provides each individual or group what they need to have an equal opportunity to succeed. A commitment to equity also includes identifying and removing structural barriers faced by underserved students. As a campus community, we will adopt practices that promote equity, grow the culture of inclusion, demand social justice and use that power to ensure success for all students. 

Achieving the Dream provides some examples of historically underrepresented students. These include but are not limited to: first-generation and low-income students; students of color; adult students; marginalized orientations, gender identities, and intersex students; students with second-language backgrounds; undocumented students; veterans; students with disabilities; students with dependents; foster care youth; and formerly and currently incarcerated students.

 

Equity By Design Events – Fall 2021

 

SafeZone Training, September 27, 2021, 10-11:30 a.m.

The SafeZone Workshop is a two-hour training that aims to increase knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community, understanding of vocabulary, and issues within the community and higher education. The goal is to create a visible network of allies who are committed to creating a community of respect and dignity for LGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, and others. Participants will explore and investigate gender, sexuality, and privilege as a part of this training.

This workshop is open to faculty, staff and students.

Location: CC 240

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Commodore Conversations, October 22, 2021, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Back by popular demand! The pandemic has turned our world upside down in many ways, particularly as it has impacted the socioeconomic status through social justice, economic challenges and global health crisis. In these conversations, special attention will be given to the connection between generational and systemic poverty and the bias created as a result. Curated discussions will highlight bias in our everyday interactions, how hidden bias impacts our relationships with others, best practices on managing bias in our personal and professional lives, how to have those difficult conversations, and more.

Location: College Center Commons

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Cultural Competence: Let it Begin with Me, October 28, 2021, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.

Cultural competence is an “inside” job. When we raise our awareness of who we are and how we fit in a diverse world, our interactions and relationships with people who are different than us become more and more successful. In this interactive workshop, participants will answer questions including: How does my identity shape the way I perceive the world? When I encounter someone who is different from me, how is my interaction influenced by my lived experience? What biases do I operate with that I am not even aware of?

Location: CC 240

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EC Foundational Badge | Presence

SafeZone Training, November 11, 2021, 2-3:30 p.m.

The SafeZone Workshop is a two-hour training that aims to increase knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community, understanding of vocabulary, and issues within the community and higher education. The goal is to create a visible network of allies who are committed to creating a community of respect and dignity for LGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, and others. Participants will explore and investigate gender, sexuality, and privilege as a part of this training.

This workshop is open to faculty, staff and students.

Location: CC 240

Register to Attend

Emotional Intelligence, November 18, 2021, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Years of research has shown that the best leaders are those who develop their own emotional intelligence competencies of Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management.  In this experiential workshop, we’ll focus on Self- Awareness and Self-Management as we explore how we experience and respond to different emotions, discover ways to understand our emotional responses throughout the day to uncover patterns in our behavior, and learn about Emotional Contagion and design strategies that help us de-stress when we are exposed to excessive negative emotions.

Location: CC 240

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EC Foundational Badge | Presence

Vision 2025 through the Lens of Equity, December 2, 2021, 11 a.m. to Noon

Closing out the year and looking forward to Vision 2025- one-step closer to the Vision. Experience a recap of the past year and the work done throughout the year to maintain our focus on the Vision through the lens of Equity for all. In this closing session, highlights of accomplishments, PD calendar, podcasts, and deep work provided and supported by the Equity by Design Team (EBDT). A lookback at where we were, where we are, and where we are going. The charge led by our very own president, Dr. Marcia Ballinger.

Location: College Center Commons

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Voices of Equity Podcast

Check out all the episodes from the Voices of Equity Podcast

 

Resources

Commodore Conversations 2020 LibGuide

The Commodore Conversations 2020 LibGuide includes recommended books, videos, and links.

 

The Advocacy and Resource Center (ARC)

The Advocacy and Resource Center (ARC) can help you overcome barriers to your success. They provide advice, resources and connections and can help get you over the hurdles you are facing – no matter how large – and get you back on track to finish your degree.

 

Faculty Resources

Speaking Up Without Tearing Down – Teaching Tolerance

 

Staff Resources

Higher Education and Work Amid Crisis – Inside Higher Ed

 

Support Services for Students

For additional engagement opportunities for students, visit Student Life or propose an idea to your Student Senate 

LCCC provides the following support services to help students deal with important issues and to provide greater opportunity for academic success. 

Please visit our Support Services page for a complete list.