Diversity and Inclusion
At NTCC, we work diligently to understand the world around us by embracing different beliefs, cultures, experiences and perspectives. Our Diversity and Inclusion efforts are centered around fostering a college climate that is welcoming and open to new ideas that challenge and motivate us to be more connected to our community. We also collaborate with local business partners and community leaders to ensure that we continue to work collaboratively and think critically about the social disparities that are present in the communities that we serve.
NTCC Non-Discrimination Statement
NTCC is an equal opportunity institution and is dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment or training. Qualified students, applicants, or employees will not be excluded from any course or activity because of age, race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, or disability.
Diversity and Inclusion Events and Resources
In February 2021, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee hosted the inaugural NTCC Black History Lecture series in celebration of Black History Month, Titled “The Movements within the Movement”. This series highlighted the various ways Black history and the civil rights movement sparked not only expanded rights for Black Americans, but also advancements in women's rights, voting rights, and enrichment of American culture. We showcased NTCC faculty in History and English to build upon curriculum currently taught in general education courses at the college. Each lecture was presented virtually through Zoom and Facebook Live.
The NTCC Expression Series was sparked out of the desire to celebrate diversity through artistic expression. The first installment of the series was held in March 2021 and will occur once each semester. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to showcase their talents though spoken word, poetry, artwork, and/or musical expression in this series.
The inaugural Women's History Series was established by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Northshore Technical Community College. The goal of this series is to educate our students, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve about the contributions of women to American history and society as part of the Women's History Month celebration each March.
In celebration of Black History Month and to help further facilitate university transfer pathways, Northshore Technical Community College hosted an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) transfer fair with Louisiana universities. This fair also included testimonials from NTCC employees who attended HBCUs.
One of the most critical components of enhancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts is education. Please use the link below to view materials that will enhance your knowledge and understanding of various topics related to DE&I.
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Committee oversees all activities that support the D&I efforts of the College and provides recommendations to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion. The committee and sub-committees work throughout the year to make recommendations and implement strategies to address DE&I in Assessment and Planning, College Mission, Curriculum Development, Awareness and Programming, Employee and Student Training, Representation, Recruitment, and Mentorship.