Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee - Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee Purpose

Develop strategies and plans to raise awareness, foster unity and understanding, and promote action.

For over 50 years, Cleveland Community College has worked to establish a standard of excellence in every endeavor. The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee desires to continue this tradition of excellence by bringing about positive change for our College and community. Therefore, it is our pleasure to introduce the guiding principles of the EDI Committee to our CCC family.


Equity is promoting justice, impartiality and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems.  Tackling equity issues requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities within our society.

Diversity is the presence of differences that may include race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, (dis)ability, age, religious commitment, or political perspective.  This includes populations that have been-and remain- underrepresented among practitioners in the field and marginalized in the broader society.

Inclusion is an outcome to ensure those that are diverse actually feel and/or are welcomed.  Inclusion outcomes are met when you, your institution, and your program are truly inviting to all.  It reflects the degree to which diverse individuals are able to participate fully in the decision-making processes and development opportunities within an organization or group.

Recent Happenings

June 9 – Courageous Conversations Series: Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution Movie Chat

Staff and faculty came together to discuss the impactful documentary, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution.

April 29 – Spring Fling Booth: Where were you born?

We asked students, faculty and staff, to answer the question, “Where were you born?” Just this sampling of the CCC community represented 10 countries and 20 states!

African American History Month (Feb)
Women’s History Month (Mar)
National Deaf History Month (Mar 13 to Apr 15)
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May)
Jewish American Heritage Month (May)

LGBTQ+ Pride Month (June)
Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep-Oct)
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (Oct)
Native American Heritage Month (Nov)

Want to join the conversation? Contact us at edi@clevelandcc.edu.