Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative

Mission Statement

GTCC students at graduationGTCC’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative (DEII) will support the institution by providing strategic leadership that fosters diversity, inclusivity, and a welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff, and the local community.

GTCC is committed to programs that provide equitable educational outcomes for all students representing all backgrounds including, but not limited to, ability, age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

To accomplish this goal, DEII will provide educational and professional development, training opportunities, and resources to the college community that advance understanding and application of diversity practices, which is the essence of inclusive excellence.

Institutional Goals

Institutional Goal 5: Provide learning opportunities in a safe, convenient and inviting atmosphere

Institutional Goal 6: Cultivate a workplace culture of inclusion that welcomes, develops, supports and empowers employees.

  • Foster a college culture that supports employee diversity through recruitment and retention;
  • Provide best-in-class professional development for all employees;
  • Develop institutional leaders.

Faculty Diversity Internship Program

The Inclusion for Impact: Faculty Diversity Internship Program was developed in Fall 2021 to optimally recruit prospective faculty representative of all backgrounds. The program supports the mission and vision of GTCC by fostering diversity and inclusion throughout the institution.