The Division of Institutional Equity, Diversity and Justice plans, leads and implements, in collaboration with College partners, institutional initiatives to advance diversity, equity and inclusion throughout all areas of Pasadena City College. Realizing our commitment to creating an anti-racist and anti-colonial institution, we work collaboratively with students, staff and faculty to lead change in dismantling systemic racism consistent with the values of PCC.

Our Priorities

  1. Lead organizational change toward advancing diversity, equity and inclusion goals;
  2. Build coalitions to develop and advance strategic priorities;
  3. Facilitate organizational learning at individual, team and systems levels;
  4. Respond with care and empathy  to communities in conflict and crisis.

Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach
Leadership Embedding equity in the policies and processes of Pasadena City College.
Student Success Empowering our students, specifically minoritized populations.
Bias Response Responding to hate and bias-related incidents.
Equity in Action Supporting the creation of an inclsuive, equitable community for students, faculty, and staff.

Land Acknowledgment

Pasadena City College is a learning community within the indigenous homelands of people who have been known as the Gabrielieño Band of Mission Indians of the Sisitcanongna (pronounced "Shesh-i-i-kuan-ga") Village and Kizh Nation. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this land on which we gather. PCC and its faculty, staff, and students recognize that we are all simultaneously teachers, learners, and guests on these lands. This land acknowledgment is a small part of an ongoing process of working to be in good relationship with the people of the land, and embodying equity in our practices and policies.