Jackson College embraces diversity and recognizes our responsibility to foster an open, welcoming environment where employees and students of all backgrounds can collaboratively learn, work and serve. We value the academic, social, and broader community that evolves from a diverse campus and are committed to equity, inclusion and accountability. Diversity enriches our campus and is instrumental to our institutional success. We will work together to address barriers to success and promote a culture of inclusivity, compassion and mutual respect as we prepare in a global and ever-changing society.
Diversity: Jackson College is committed to increasing diversity, which is expressed in myriad forms, including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, and disability status.
Equity: Jackson College is committed to working actively to challenge and respond to bias, harassment and discrimination. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.
Belonging: Jackson College is committed to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. We know that by building a critical mass of diverse groups on campus and creating a vibrant climate of inclusiveness, we can more effectively leverage the resources of diversity to advance our institution.
Jackson College Equity Statement
Jackson College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution that embraces diversity as one of its highest priorities and is firmly committed to establishing and maintaining excellence through diversity in education and employment. We respect and value differences among our student body, workforce and community and are dedicated to intentionally fostering a welcoming environment of openness and appreciation for all.
Through our commitment to equity, we will establish and sustain a learning environment that supports the recruitment, retention and success of students from all backgrounds, including those readily visible differences and the underlying differences.
Through our commitment to equity, we are dedicated to advancing and building a diverse workforce through intentional hiring practices, marketing strategies, and performance review procedures to best position ourselves to attract, retain, and develop a talented and highly skilled faculty, staff, and administration from diverse backgrounds.
Through our commitment to equity, Jackson College will sustain and enhance its role as a world-class institution of higher education in a global community.