Welcome to the Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Inclusion Resources Guide from Delta College Library. Resources on this guide can be a starting point for your BEDI journey. Use the tabs above to navigate to resources on a specific topic.
Diversity is the first of Delta's Values...We actively promote, advocate, respect and value differences. We foster a welcoming environment of openness and appreciation for all. This research guide provides a starting point for finding resources about diversity and inclusion that are available through the Delta College Library and beyond.
Learn more about Diversity at Delta.
Delta College collaborates to deliver and sustain an enriching education that empowers our diverse and inclusive community to achieve their personal, professional and academic goals.
We are the national leader in innovative community college education.
Delta College strives to create an atmosphere of belonging in which a diverse community can experience equitable opportunities to pursue success. From a foundation of trust, inclusion, and respect, we achieve excellence by embracing the values of:
We respond to the needs of others.
We accomplish more together.
We honor human dignity.
We inspire creativity.
We value honesty and authenticity.
We encourage outstanding achievement.
A sense of belonging is the result of continuously embodying socio-cultural support, integration, empathy, acceptance, and respect for all, thereby creating a safe space that invites individuals to experience an increasing awareness of and appreciation for their individuality and connectedness within the community.
Equity is the progressive practice of recognizing and eliminating barriers to opportunities for students, employees, and community members. Equity involves recognizing and eliminating both conscious and unconscious biases within institutional and organizational policies, procedures, and process so all stakeholders may thrive.
Diversity encompasses the full range of differences and uniqueness that embody the lived human experience including, but not limited to ability, age, education, ethnicity, family status, gender identity/expression, geographic location, heritage/history, immigration status, income, indigenous status, language, occupation, race, religion, and sexual orientation.
Inclusion welcomes the contributions, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of all people by proactively addressing obstacles that impede equitable access to opportunities, resources, and decision-making, thereby creating and sustaining a culture of belonging, compassion, respect, appreciation, and recognition.