Diversity and equity efforts are important because they are fundamental to quality and excellence. Moreover, diversity is more than a black-‐and-‐white binary; it now includes race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, religion, and a host of other dimensions. Conversations around equity should to take into consideration special populations, like foster youth, active military and veterans, and students with disabilities.
The Berkeley City College 2015 Student Equity Plan was approved by the Peralta Community College District Board on December 8, 2015, and was submitted to the State Chancellor’s Office on December 17, 2015. The BCC Student Equity Plan is provided below: