Lane's Vision for Diversity

Lane's Vision of Diversity is to pursue a social justice effort that is inclusive not exclusive and that identifies "isms" that continue to exist. Diversity is about becoming a higher performing organization, which produces outcomes that serve the needs of a diverse college population.

Diversity is specifically defined in Lane's "Core Values," adopted in 2003 by the Board of Education as part of Lane's Strategic Plan to:

  • Welcome, value and promote diversity among staff, students and our community
  • Cultivate a respectful, inclusive and accessible working and learning environment
  • Work effectively in different cultural contexts to serve the educational and linguistic needs of a diverse community
  • Develop capacity to understand issues of difference, power and privilege

Lane's diversity work is defined experientially by action, continuing support of best practices for diversity initiatives that maintain a strong commitment to equal employment and educational opportunity in all activities, programs and services. Our many forms of diversity work can be seen in The Look of Diversity at Lane. Our numerous available Diversity Resources support our work and Lane's vision of "Transforming Lives through Learning."