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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 communities

  • 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.

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 Last Modified: October 2, 2013