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DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Each of us is responsible for creating a safer, more inclusive environment.

We must treat every individual with respect. We are diverse in many ways, and this diversity is fundamental to building and maintaining an equitable and inclusive campus community. Diversity can refer to multiple ways that we identify ourselves, including but not limited to race, color, national origin, language, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, veteran status, or genetic information. Each of these diverse identities, along with many others not mentioned here, shape our perspectives. We recognize that the diversity students, staff, and faculty bring to this campus must be viewed as a resource, strength, and benefit to enriching our organizational culture. At RPCC, we expect everyone to work to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion not only because diversity fuels excellence and innovation, but because we want to pursue justice. Acknowledging our imperfections while also fully committing to work, inside and outside of our classrooms, to build and sustain a campus community that increasingly embraces these core values is everyone’s responsibility.

Call to Action

The subcommittees include Hiring and Onboarding, Curriculum and Instruction, Student Engagement, Faculty and Staff Development, and Alumni & Community Engagement.

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Curriculum & Instruction
Seek to review and enhance all academic and continuing education programs and materials to ensure the curriculum is rooted in equity and provides on-going awareness.

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Student Engagement & Awareness
Seek to implement re-envisioned strategies that prioritize a more holistic and transparent approach to Student Services; increases and celebrates cultural awareness; and fosters a culture of belonging.

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Hiring & Onboarding
Re-examine hiring and onboarding practices to bring new people into the organization at all levels, across all areas; recommends institutional training that focuses explicitly on DEI; provides guidance on best practices; and establishes an employee engagement plan that fosters a culture of belonging.

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Faculty & Staff Training and Development
Encourage employees to seek continuing education opportunities, and model behaviors that encourage open and transparent communication regarding cultural norms and inequalities.

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Community & Alumni Engagement
Seek to build and strengthen partnerships with RPCC alumni, other educational institutions, businesses and industries, civic and community organizations, that support sharing knowledge and resources to enhance and empower a broader commitment and dialogue toward authentic equity and belonging efforts.   

JOIN US!

Complete the DEI Committee Interest Form if you are interested in supporting RPCC diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Make a difference

Be the Change

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." George Bernard Shaw


Foster a supportive environment that values differing opinions, ideas, and cultures.

Urge college and student leaders to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in all institutional functions.

Advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in instructional delivery and service provision to foster awareness and belonging.

Actively participate in promoting meaningful diversity, equity, & inclusion dialogue with colleagues, students, and community stakeholders.

Take the next step

Accomplish your educational and professional goals. Take the next step and apply to join the River Parishes Community College family.

Campus Locations


Gonzales Campus
925 W. Edenborne Parkway
Gonzales, LA. 70737

Reserve Campus
181 Regala Park Road
Reserve, LA. 70084

St. Charles Campus
13145 HWY 90
Boutte, LA. 70039

Westside Campus
25250 Tenant Road
Plaquemine, LA. 70764

RPCC C.A.R.E.S.

River Parishes Community College is committed to collaboration, accountability, respect & inclusion,
excellence, and sustainability.

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