Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Our purpose is to promote equal access to opportunities by providing an inclusive environment, policies, community partnerships and resources to meet the needs of our diverse population.

We respect and appreciate our similarities and differences, which enable us to better serve our students, one another and our community.

Dallas College’s DEI Vision and Approach:

Diagram of DEI's vision and approach

The vision and approach of Dallas College’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is to create, foster, sustain and support inclusive community spaces, healthy intergroup dynamics and equitable environments in which all people know they are supported, belong, are valued and have the capacity to exercise their individual and collective voices for institutional and community-based enhancement and organizational transformation.

Dallas College’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts are guided by a desire to be in and promote solidarity.

Solidarity: the idea that our experiences are inextricably interwoven, that what affects one community member affects us all and that we must stand with each other instead of merely on behalf of each other.

The practice of solidarity requires honesty, integrity and sustained commitment. Acknowledging the experiences and support needs of all people, especially historically excluded and under-resourced groups, is essential to our collective survival.

Thus, we engage in solidarity and community space-building through individual and organizational examination, continuous learning, critical conversations and accountability measures.

As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, we believe that “justice at its best is love, correcting everything that stands against love.”

Hispanic Leaders: A Journey of Life & Leadership Through the Ages

Each year our country acknowledges Mexican Independence and a variety of other Hispanic-centric holidays via Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15.) This year, our Dallas College system observed the month via our DEI and Offices of the President's inaugural institutional signature event, "Hispanic Leaders: A Journey of Life & Leadership Through the Ages."

Upcoming DEI Events

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Dept. is part of the
Office of Social Responsibility and Inclusion