1-24: Diversity and Equity

Policy Overview

This policy lays out the principles of diversity and equity for the Santa Fe Community College Governing Board (Board) and the SFCC community.

Scope and Applicability

This policy applies to the Board, to all SFCC employees and to SFCC community-sponsored event planners.

Policy Statement

The Board has a commitment to achieve and honor diversity on campus in all its operations and at all locations. It further states its commitment to equity and to providing every student with the services needed to be successful. Its commitment is to create an environment free of discrimination, harassment or retaliation for all employees and others interacting with the SFCC community without regard to economic status, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental handicap or disability, serious medical condition, veteran status or spousal affiliation as long as they have the ability to benefit from SFCC services. Teaching and learning, support services and hiring practices are all hereby expected to honor and abide by these principles and to include them in the policies of their respective units.


  1. Adminstrator for the purpose of College policies, refers to those employees whom the President has assigned specific management duties and responsibilities.
  2. Employee is any member of the college workforce: all staff (regular full-time, regular part-time, term, temporary, probationary, sensitive position); all student employees; all faculty (full-time, part-time, adjunct, probationary); all administrators, including interim; all contract employees.
  3. Equity Providing what is needed for a person to be successful.

Policy Process

  1. All College community members will embrace and practice equity in their interactions with students and fellow employees.
  2. Curricula will be inclusive of the various cultures and populations served by SFCC and are part of the College community.
  3. Accommodation will be made for people with disabilities (SFCC Policy 4-16 Employee Accessibility).
  4. Hiring policies and practices will clearly spell out a complaint and resolution process for dealing with discrimination, harassment, and retaliation (SFCC Policies 4-3 Employee Concerns and Complaints, 4-9 Discrimination and Harassment, 4-10 Sexual Harassment, 4-50 Sexual Violence, Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking).

Statement of Accountability and Responsibility

SFCC Governing Board members, SFCC Foundation Board members, employees and students are responsible for ensuring the inclusivity and principles of diversity and equity embodied in this policy.


SFCC Policy 4-3 Employee Concerns and Complaints
SFCC Policy 4-9 Discrimination and Harassment
SFCC Policy 4-10 Sexual Harassment
SFCC Policy 4-16 Employee Accessibility
SFCC Policy 4-50 Sexual Violence, Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking


SFCC Governing Board approved: 2/22/07
Revised and Governing Board approved: 2/23/14
Revised and Governing Board approved: 3/29/14
Revised and SFCC Governing Board approved: 9/16/14
Revised and SFCC Governing Board approved: 9/26/18