Diversity Council

A Diversity Council comprised of EPCC employees and community members was created to examine the various facets of diversity at the College and to increase support for current and future Diversity Program activities.

For more information or if you would like to participate, please contact the Diversity Programs District Office.

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 About the Diversity Council

In 2009, the El Paso Community College Diversity Programs Office invited professionals from the fields of education, healthcare, nonprofit organizations and community leadership to discuss the status and future of diversity and diversity programming at El Paso Community College (EPCC). The intent was to provide an open dialogue that welcomed the community into the development of diversity programming at EPCC. College administrators joined with community professionals to exchange of ideas on diversity in general, and how principles of fostering and accepting diversity can be better inculcated across the College District.

In 2009, world events reflected the progression of diversity throughout our society. From the election of the first African-American President of the United States, to the confirmation of the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice, our American society began to mirror our diversity more visibly.

El Paso Community College is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS) with over 80 percent of students self-identifying as being of Hispanic descent. EPCC also hosts a large population of students, with over 30,000 enrolled in credit transfer programs. In addition, EPCC enrollment also includes a population of approximately 5,000 continuing education students.

More than just a concept of race, ethnicity, language, or cultural background, El Paso Community College continues to strive toward acceptance, inclusion, and fostering of diversity in its programs, staffing, and services for students and the community. This is a reflection of institutional support of The Spirit of Diversity as part of the College community.