Diversity and Equity Center
The mission of the Diversity and Equity Center (DEC) is to educate and advocate for awareness, understanding, and acceptance of fair treatment for all people, ideas, and cultures.
Mission of the Diversity and Equity Center
- To provide opportunities to learn and engage in conversations regarding diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, and social justice.
- To educate and bring awareness to all identities, such as but not limited to, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic class, age, gender, and disability.
- To celebrate differences.
- To create a campus culture accepting of all people, ideas, and culture.
Grays Harbor College values the respect for diversity of people, ideas, culture, and the environment.
Diversity & Equity Center (DEC) is located in room 4331 in the Schermer Building (4000-Building)
Hours: 9 am - 4:30 pm
This is a safe space, and everyone is welcome here! Please come on by
We Value Student Input
At the DEC, we value student input and are happy to incorporate your ideas! Your voice matters and we are here to advocate for you.
If you have ideas for workshops, programming, etc., please reach out to the Associate Director of the DEC at email@example.com
Contact the DEC
Tatiana M. Tejeda
Associate Director of Student Diversity, Outreach, and Retention
Grays Harbor College Land Acknowledgement Statement
Grays Harbor College is located on the ancestral lands of the Chehalis, Chinook, Quinault and Shoalwater Bay Peoples. With this awareness, we honor the ancestors and pay respect to elders past and present of these nations and all Native Peoples of this land who occupy these lands since time immemorial. The College expresses its deepest respect for and gratitude towards these original and current caretakers of the region and to our native students, staff, and faculty past and present as well as support and respect their presence and valuable contributions into the future. As an academic community, we acknowledge our responsibility to establish and maintain relationships with these nations and Native peoples, in support of their sovereignty and the inclusion of their voices in the teaching and learning process.