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PPCC Equity & Inclusion


Whether you are a PPCC student or employee, know that when we talk about inclusion, we’re talking about you. When we talk about creating a more equitable and welcoming culture, we will look to you as the co-creator. We all have a role to play in this exciting and essential work, with the goal of equitable outcomes and a higher level of student success across the board.

General Definitions 

•       Diversity | individual differences and group/social differences

•       Equity | The creation of opportunities for historically underrepresented, and under resourced populations—it’s about having equal access to and participate in educational programs

•       Ethnicity | a social construct that artificially divides people into smaller social groups based on shared characteristics

•       Inclusion | The active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity so that individuals might connect


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Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

“Inclusion is a philosophy that embraces the idea that everyone has something of value to contribute and that everyone has a right to belong.” – Lisa Friedman


If we focus on equity and inclusion, diversity will be the outcome – we cannot build diversity without focusing on E&I 

Knowledge and Influence 


•       Intentionality 

•       Everyone takes ownership in creating an equitable and inclusive environment

•       Build an equity mindset

•       Our role as an organization will always be about being an equitable institution that creates a sense of belonging for everyone regardless of changes in leadership, society and/or politics

Dr. Tiko Hardy
Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion

Centennial Campus - A324
5675 S. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

WK: (719) 502-2828
FAX: (719) 502-2201