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Diversity

PCC Diversity Statement

Pima Community College welcomes, celebrates, and fosters the diversity and contributions of students, faculty, staff and administrators.

We cherish the diversity of our community and, in addition to equal opportunity and educational access for all, we respect and are inclusive of all beliefs, values, abilities, personal experiences and preferences, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, and worldviews. We believe our differences are our strength and a source of innovation, excellence, and competitiveness.

We understand that the “community” in the community college of the 21st Century extends beyond local political boundaries, thus we aspire to build a community of responsible global citizens.

We believe that the ultimate objective of diversity is the achievement of equality and social justice. Furthermore, social justice has no borders and is an essential right of the human race.

Therefore we recruit, retain and develop the potential of students and employees from historically marginalized groups in the US and from any origin in the world regardless of ethnicity, religion, disability, political views, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social status and other characteristics.

-- Approved by Chancellor Lee Lambert January 2015

Diversity and Inclusion Award

The Pima Community College Diversity and Inclusion Awards acknowledge work in different areas throughout the College and community that brings us closer to creating a more just, equitable and inclusive community. These awards are given annually to individuals, organizations and departments that have demonstrated exemplary leadership, vision or service in promoting equity, diversity and inclusion, beyond their normal scope of work, in the following three categories:

  • The Leadership Award is presented to those who have demonstrated leadership in developing initiatives that have enhanced and furthered equity, diversity and inclusion goals and outcomes.
  • The Service Award is presented to those who have participated in or initiated diversity and inclusion-related work in areas including committees, community involvement and/or community outreach.
  • The Education Award is presented to those who have offered teaching, programming or activities designed to foster close equity gaps and promote inclusion.

Students, employees, and departments within the College as well as community members and organizations in Pima County are eligible to apply. Previous recipients are eligible for nomination every five years. Self-nominations are accepted.

Submit a nomination by Monday, April 12, 2021. 

Diversity Plan

The PCC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan 2017-2020 recommends actions that the College will take to fulfill its mission to provide affordable, comprehensive educational opportunities that support student success and meet the diverse needs of our students and community. 

These recommended actions build on, expand, and strengthen College activities that can attend to and leverage the diversity of our community for the benefit of the constituencies we serve.

Hispanic-Serving Institution

Pima Community College is proud to be designated as an Hispanic-Serving Institution.

We are an active member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), an association of more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success.


Pima Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educational institution committed to excellence through diversity. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in a timely manner. Community members and employees, please call 520.206.4539 or email eeo-all@pima.edu. PCC students should contact ADR at 520.206.6688 or email ADRHelp@pima.edu.

Diversity & Inclusion Award

The PCC Diversity and Inclusion Awards honors individuals, departments, community members or organizations for their efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion. Submit a 2020-2021 nomination.

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