Diversity and Equity Center
The mission of the Diversity & Equity Center is to educate and advocate for awareness, understanding, and acceptance of fair treatment for all people, ideas, and cultures.
The goals of the DEC are:
- 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.
The Diversity & Equity Center (DEC) is located in the Hillier Union Building (HUB).
Diversity Lectures Series
As part of the programming put on by ASGHC, we host a monthly program as part of our Diversity Lecture Series. This series brings various speakers and events to campus regarding a number of topics related to diversity, social justice, and identity.
To learn more about programs offered as part of the Diversity Lecture Series or by the DEC, check out our Facebook page for more information and updates.
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.