Who we are:
Made up of representatives from across the PCC community, we are the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (I.D.E.A) Committee. Our mission is to foster and promote a sense of belonging among intersectional identities that values and respects the talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of living in our world.
We wish to acknowledge the range of emotions, such as stress, fear, anxiety, isolation and trauma that members of our community are experiencing due to the national conversation and spotlight on movements related to Black Lives Matter, law enforcement reform, workplace equality, and others. We realize that for many, these feelings are not new and may be a daily burden. We join in solidarity with those who protest racist, homophobic, transphobic, and other damaging ideologies that dehumanize and oppress people. We also stand with those who are committed to systemic change.
We see the importance of our work as a higher education community, of learning from one another, fostering safe places to seek new knowledge, and doing all we can to create a better society; one that is free from violence, hate, and fear. We encourage thoughtful and courageous dialogue, and we hope you will embark on this journey with us to ensure we are standing together and working towards a healthier future.
Watch for our regular newsletters and future learning opportunities and celebrations. We are always seeking new members for our committee, including students and branch campus employees. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or wish to join. We also invite suggestions for our newsletter content and events.
- Acknowledge the intersectional identities and inclusive values of students, faculty, and staff of Pueblo Community College.
- Ensure inclusive practices in campus events provided by departments and divisions across the campuses.
- Regularly provide programming aimed at Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility.
- Showcase college opportunities and resources which support students’ success as lifelong learners.
- Facilitate collaborative efforts and communication between departments, clubs, and classes.
Pueblo Community College has been a Hispanic-Serving Institution for more than 30 years. To be designated an HSI, at least 25% of a college’s student body must be Hispanic. Thirty-three percent of PCC students identify as Hispanic.
Throughout the past three decades, PCC has been the recipient of federal Title III and Title V grants to expand its ability to better serve its Hispanic student population.
Additionally, PCC is honored to be the permanent site of El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado and Pueblo. The exhibit occupies the upper level of the PCC Library on the Pueblo campus and is a valuable resource for our instructors, students and community.
Preferred Name Change Form: PCC recognizes that many of its students go by a name other than their legal name and acknowledges that if a preferred first name is given, it should be used whenever possible in the course of business and education.
Spectrum is a club that aims to be a place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, allies, and two-spirited individuals to feel safe and accepted. We celebrate LGBTQI2+ people and their unique cultures. We welcome and encourage healthy discourse in the effort to understand one another better. We seek to increase LGBTQI2+ resources and support for students at PCC. Contact: Jacquline.Talbert@pueblocc.edu.
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention