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Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity is what broadens our views of the world and makes us better, well-rounded
Diversity & Inclusion
Kishwaukee College embraces and supports differences of gender, sex, race, religion,
age, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, socio-economic
status, and ability. We celebrate the many contributions that our diverse students,
faculty, staff, and administration make to our college and our community. At Kishwaukee,
we strive to create and continually improve a campus environment that both ensures
respect for these differences and encourages their expression. To that end, we have
created a diversity plan centered on seven core values.
We, as a Kishwaukee College community, are dedicated to:
Creating and sustaining a college climate that recognizes and values diversity
Supporting the success of a diverse student population
Recruiting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce
Establishing open and vibrant lines of communication about issues related to diversity,
including its recognition, expression and protection
Integrating diversity into college curricula
Developing and implementing a campus-wide system of responsibility and accountability
for the purposes of achieving the goals and action items expressed in this plan
Promoting intercultural dialogue and collaborative academic and social experiences
The College’s values of inclusion and accessibility are indicative of our commitment
to ensuring all learners know they are welcomed and valued members of the Kish community.
We believe everyone deserves a quality, affordable education and any barriers or completion
gaps must be addressed.
Michigan-based singer/songwriter Abigail Stauffer will return to Kishwaukee College for a virtual performance on Thursday, April 15. Her performance will begin at 6 pm via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public.
Kishwaukee College recently awarded nine COVID-19 relief grants to local small businesses. Grants were made possible through a partnership between Kish College, Waubonsee Community College Small Business Development Center, and First Midwest Bank.