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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging

Equity Definition

VGCC Board of Trustees defines equity as the intentional process and practice to ensure that each student, faculty, and staff member receives the support necessary to achieve their full potential.

Equity Statement

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees acknowledges and renounces systems that selectively advantage and/or disadvantage members of our four-campus college family and our community at large.

We promise to advocate for equity that culminates in equality.

We commit to leading the transformation of systems internal to the college so they support equity for all students, faculty, and staff through assessment, reflection, and engagement.

We pledge to partner with those in our community who work to build equitable systems and/or transform inequitable systems into those characterized by equity.

We strive to ensure that every person of every social or cultural perspective has the best possible opportunity to succeed.

Everyone matters and belongs at VGCC.

Pride – LGBTQ+ Resources

Training was held via ZOOM on Tuesday, June 29th, 2021. It was led by Dr. Brent Lewis, Associate Vice-President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at James Madison University. Over 40 faculty and staff from VGCC took part in the training that covered topics such as: LGBTQ+ terms and Identities, personal pronouns, how to create an affirming environment, and recognizing ways there is discrimination in the student experience. For additional resources, see our Pride – LGBTQ+ Resources Webpage.