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股本、多样性、 and 包容 at TCC

We empower our community through equitable access to opportunities, knowledge and 资源.


This is our greatest calling. Join us as we work toward creating a better, just world 对所有.

At TCC, we celebrate our diverse community, and we believe our 人 are our greatest 资产. We stand for social justice, implement best practices to advance equity, diversity and inclusion and collaborate to dismantle systemic racism.


The following Land and 劳动确认s seek to inform and educate our staff, students, and community members of the long standing history of oppression that has led to the development and continued operation of our institution. 澳门威尼斯人在线赌场认识到 pay respect to the original 居民 of the land we now call home and the labor of those our campus has benefitted from.



We are so fortunate that TCC is located on the ancestral territory of First Nations 国人民. The Puyallup tribe, a member of the Coast Salish tribal 国人民 have called this area home since time immemorial. In 1854, the Medicine Creek Treaty forcibly removed them from their lands and onto the Puyallup reservation.

The state of Washington has the 7th largest Native American population in the U.S. with 29 federally recognized tribes represented, as well as several unrecognized tribes. We recognize that the privilege of our campus being on the land on which we now stand comes at great cost to the Coast Salish 国人民.

We gather here knowing that our presence is part of an ongoing invasion and that these lands were and continue to be forcibly and unlawfully taken from their original indigenous 居民.

We acknowledge that these injustices are true here and also for indigenous communities 在世界各地.



We gratefully acknowledge the labor upon which our country, state, and institution 是建立.  ​

We are grateful for the stewardship of our land from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians since time immemorial, from whose bounty we still benefit.  ​

We remember that our country is built on the labor of enslaved 人 who were kidnapped 并被带到美国.S. from the African continent and recognize the continued contribution 他们的幸存者.  ​

We acknowledge those who helped build the region and continue to serve within our labor force in unique 道路s, including but not limited to: displaced Indigenous communities, voluntary immigrants, incarcerated individuals, trafficked persons, and undocumented 人. In Tacoma we must recognize the contributions of the Chinese and Japanese laborers that built the local infrastructure and who were impacted by the Tacoma Method and Executive Order 9066, respectively. We acknowledge that most of the food we eat in this region is provided by the predominantly Latinx and American Indigenous laborers.  ​

We recognize that the labor of students, hourly, contingent, and minoritized employees is crucial to the continued functioning of our campuses. We also want to honor essential workers, many of whom are our students and employees, who are serving our communities at great personal risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. ​

Finally, we recognize that acknowledging these types of labor are just a starting point for change, and that ongoing action is needed to disrupt and counteract systemic patterns that take labor for granted by the groups identified above.


With accountability and intentionality, we strive toward becoming an anti-racist institution


言语有力量. We present definitions to help us explore EDI in a meaningful, impactful 道路.



The HEDS Diversity and Equity 校园气候调查 shows the campus experience by TCC students, faculty, staff, and administrators.



Report acts of discrimination and prejudice on campus.