MCC is committed to advancing diversity, equal opportunity, and positive relations on campus and in the community. The college's Office of Cultural Diversity supports exploration of diversity in a safe and positive environment. Through diversity awareness, this office seeks to create and maintain an inclusive, respectful, and equitable learning and work environment.
Diversity refers to all aspects of human
difference, social identities, and social group differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, creed, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual identity, socio-economic status, language, culture, national origin, religion/spirituality, age, (dis)ability, military/veteran status, political perspective, and associational preferences.
Inclusion refers to a campus community where all members are and feel respected, have a sense of belonging, and are able to participate and achieve to their potential. While diversity is essential, it is not sufficient. An institution can be both diverse and non-inclusive at the same time, thus a sustained practice of creating inclusive environments is necessary for success.
Equity refers to fair and just practices and policies that ensure all campus community members can thrive. Equity is different than equality in that equality implies treating everyone as if their experiences are exactly the same. Being equitable means acknowledging and addressing structural inequalities — historic and current — that advantage some and disadvantage others. Equal treatment results in equity only if everyone starts with equal access to opportunities.
Madisonville Community College has adopted the following diversity statement:
"Madisonville Community College values the benefit of diversity and is committed to creating a community which recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person. We respect the variety of ideas, experiences, and practices that such diversity entails. It is our commitment to ensure equal opportunity and to sustain a climate of civility for all who work or study at Madisonville Community College, or who otherwise participate in the life of the college."\
Diversity Advisory Committee
The Diversity Advisory Committee includes community leaders from the college s service area. This committee will assist the college in its effort to incorporate programs, services and activities that encompasses diversity among its constituencies. The Council meets each semester to discuss the college s progress and efforts on cultural and global awareness.
Director of Cultural Diversity