Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee


The Mission of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is to examine the institution with a critical lens by acknowledging our diversity, creating a culture of unity, developing equitable practices and promoting an inclusive environment. 

DEI Goals and Statement on Racial Justice


CCCCO DEI Glossary of Terms

Current Events

The Common Reader Project- Each year a new text is chosen for the entire campus to read, share, learn, explore, and craft meaning as a shared community. We invite ALL Columbia community members to jump in and learn from each other!

Please contact Sean Osborn for more information on this year's text (2021-22): "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks", by Rebecca Skloot. Free copies for staff and all students are available. 


2021-22 Cmmon Reader poster


DEI Lending Library Collection

Comming soon... in the meantime, please check with our Library in Tamarack building for extended collections in related materials. 


A Message about this space: This space is meant to be a social justice seeking, anti-racist space where all minds, bodies and feelings are welcome and challenged to be life-long learners.


The work in continuous; the work starts with us all; the work is real; the work is powerful! 

We will:

  1. Examine the institution with a critical lens 
  2. Acknowledge our diversity
  3. Create a culture of unity
  4. Implement equitable practices
  5. Ensure an inclusive environment 

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What does it mean to you? How does it start with you? ...your education? ...your teaching? ...your family? ...your choices?  We all bring something to the table. Join us all on this journey as we continue to learn and grow in our diversity, equitable practices, and sense of inclusion and belonging.  

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