Access & Diversity
PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNITY
The core themes of Mt. Hood Community College are Teaching and Learning, Community
Engagement and Resource Development. The College community is committed to innovation,
creative and collaborative achievements, debate and critical inquiry, in an open and inclusive
environment that nurtures the growth and development of all students, faculty and staff.
These Principles of Community are vital for ensuring a welcoming and inclusive environment for
all members of the College and for serving as a guide for our personal and collective behavior.
We believe that diversity is critical to maintaining excellence in all of our endeavors
We seek to foster open-mindedness, understanding compassion and inclusiveness among
individuals and groups
We are committed to ensuring freedom of expression and dialogue, in a respectful
and civil manner, on the variety of views held by our varied and diverse College
We value differences as well as commonalities and promote respect in personal interactions
We affirm our responsibility for creating and fostering a respectful, cooperative,
equitable and civil College environment for our diverse College communities
We strive to build a community of learning and fairness marked by mutual respect
We do not tolerate acts of discrimination, harassment, profiling, intimidation or
other harm to individuals on the basis of expression of race, color, ethnicity,
gender, age, disability, religious beliefs, political preference, sexual orientation,
gender identity, citizenship or national origin among other personal characteristics.
Such acts are in violation of MHCC’s Principles of Community, Board Policies and
Administrative Regulations governing the conduct of students, faculty and staff
We acknowledge that modern societies carry historical and divisive biases based
on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and religion, and
we seek to promote awareness and understanding through education and research and
to mediate and resolve conflicts that arise from these biases in our College.