Commitment to Diversity

Hispanic Serving Institution

Lamar Community College is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). An HSI is defined as an institution of higher education that is an eligible institution, and has an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students at the end of the award year immediately preceding the date of application.

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A Commitment to Diversity: A Unique and Rewarding Education Experience

Diversity among students, faculty, administration and staff is an important measure of quality within academic institutions. At Lamar Community College, we seek to achieve greater diversity and to reflect the variety of our community and our world. LCC strives to develop and foster human diversity in all of our activities, including student recruitment and support, staff recruitment and development, institutional policy, and community relations. In order to achieve this goal, the following objectives have been established.

LCC will expand the admission and employment applicant pool with an emphasis on underrepresented populations.

Lamar Community College supports and encourages educational and employment opportunity for all underrepresented populations. LCC will develop and implement programs and processes that will expand the applicant pool of underrepresented populations. LCC will strive to retain students and employees from underrepresented populations. Lamar Community College recognizes the need to provide retention support services for all students and employees, and specific services for underrepresented populations. LCC will develop and implement retention services acknowledging and acting on the specific needs of underrepresented populations.

LCC will increase graduation and transfer rates of underrepresented students.

Lamar Community College is known for educational quality and high rates of graduation and transfer. LCC will maintain the integrity of all educational programs while developing additional specific educational achievement plans for the underrepresented student. Personal commitment and care of the individual underrepresented student will be emphasized in order to encourage educational achievement.

LCC will develop a campus climate and foster community networks supportive of underrepresented populations.

Lamar Community College in cooperation with the community leaders of Prowers County will develop a network of communication and support to better serve the needs of the underrepresented population on and off campus, with emphasis on cultural sensitivity.

Lamar Community College provides equal opportunities for all qualified students.

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