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Belonging, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Resources Guide

This guide will direct users to resources about Belonging, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion available through the Delta College Library
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Diversity at Delta

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 Mission, Vision and Values

Delta's Mission

Delta College serves the Great Lakes Bay Region by educating, enriching and empowering our diverse community of learners to achieve their personal, professional and academic goals.

Delta's Vision

Delta College is our communities' first choice to learn, work and grow.

Delta's Values

Delta College is a diverse learning-centered community based on integrity and respect. From a foundation of leadership, we use innovation and teamwork to achieve excellence.

Diversity

We actively promote, advocate, respect and value differences. We foster a welcoming environment of openness and appreciation for all.

Integrity

We are committed to honesty, ethical conduct and responsibility.

Respect

We stand for trust, caring, loyalty and academic freedom.

Excellence

We support outstanding achievement in our students, employees and communities. We have a passion for quality and strive for continuous improvement.

Leadership

We create and communicate inspirational visions for results. We are accountable to our communities.

Innovation

We rejoice in creative change. We are flexible, agile, and risk-taking.

Teamwork 

We foster communication and collaboration across boundaries, and support shared governance.

Learning-Centered Community

We are an engaging, inclusive, diverse learning organization. We focus on academic excellence, civic responsibility and community leadership. 

Delta College Council on Innovation, Belonging and Equity

The Council on Innovation, Belonging and Equity (CIBE) is a shared governance body. The purpose is to permeate completion, equity, inclusion, and belonging throughout Delta College's activities and culture and to assist in the assurance that the Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Inclusion framework adopted in Fall 2021 is fully implemented:

Belonging

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

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

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

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.