The Look of Diversity at Lane

The Look of Diversity at Lane

Lane's Diversity Plan presents a vision for diversity and incorporates best practices in the area of diversity strategic planning. Lane is the only community college in Oregon with positions of a Chief Diversity Officer and Ethnic Studies Coordinator and one of the few colleges in the state with a Diversity Council as part of the governing plan to oversee institutional diversity efforts.

Recent diversity accomplishments include:

  • Continuing and increasing support for Rites of Passage program for diverse populations
  • Ensuring collaboration of outreach to diverse students in high schools and middle schools with representatives of diverse populations
  • Creating support for international women students
  • Expanding non-traditional programming for women
  • Increasing the recruitment area for classified staff
  • Increasing promotion of open positions
  • Extending recruitment processes periods
  • Communicating Lane's complaint processes to community
  • Continuing developing courses that will fulfill the ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity graduation requirement
  • Continuing the development of the Transitions programs
  • American Indian language program
  • Providing fair and equitable compensation for translation/interpretation services
  • Increasing services/opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students
  • Incorporation of Diversity as a Core Value.
  • Spanish language College Online Policy and Procedure System
  • A Racism Free Zone
  • English as a Second Language relocation to Main Campus
  • Fundraising for the Long House Project
  • Updating of Discrimination and Harassment Procedures, Policies and Posters
  • Inclusion of Diversity Components within In-Services
  • American with Disabilities Act/504 Committee Meetings and Public Forum
  • 10th Successful Year of Rites of Passage Program
  • Integration of diversity values within Reading Together project
  • Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and The Bible, Local Clergy Speak Out - series of interfaith panel discussions looking at inclusion issues in faith communities.
  • Diversity efforts by many college units, including the President's Office.

Lane has taken a leadership role in responding to the needs of a diverse population including: