CCS Board of Trustees adopted an official equity statement for Community Colleges of Spokane. The statement was unanimously recommended by the District Equity Council in January for board approval. We hope this statement helps all of us remain aware of our role in making CCS a place where everyone can be successful and no one is discriminated against or left behind. We believe we all have a role to play in bringing our equity statement to reality. Please share this statement with others and help us all move forward together:
CCS believes that access to high-quality education in a safe and inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. We also believe higher education institutions have an obligation to work toward and demonstrate progress in ensuring equity amongst their students, faculty and staff. Equity is grounded in the principle of fairness. In higher education, equity refers to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be successful through the intentional design of the college experience.