Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
You are welcome here. We see you. We value you.
The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion seeks to establish a culture where all constituents feel they belong and have the resources to achieve their goals.
In alignment with the institution’s mission of improving people’s lives through learning, the ECC guiding philosophies, and the NADOHE Standards of Professional Practice, the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts include accelerating and increasing student success, assessing institutional policies and practices, supporting employee development, and engaging with the local community on equity and diversity initiatives.
Equity Student Success and Action Council
The Equity and Student Success Action Council (ESSAC) is the institution’s Achieving the Dream leadership team. This entity engages in deep analysis of student success data and oversees the strategy and implementation teams designed to eliminate barriers and increase the attainment of student success metrics. This work increases success for all students while closing gaps for underrepresented and underserved student populations.
We acknowledge that Elgin Community College currently sits on the traditional homelands of the Anishinaabe peoples, also known as the Three Fires Confederacy: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi. Many other Native peoples also lived on this land and in this region.
Native peoples have survived attempts to erase their culture, language, and heritage but continue to thrive on this land.
Elgin Community College commits to sharing this history and promises to help cultivate a bright future for Native peoples on campus and beyond.
Let this statement allow us to open our ears and sincerely listen to the voices of Native peoples. Let it begin a continuing, deep, and respectful relationship between ECC and Native peoples.
ECC Equity Plan
In 2019, ECC joined the Illinois Equity in Attainment (ILEA) Initiative with over 20 other regional institutions to reduce student success gaps for Black, Latinx/Hispanic, and low-income students. This plan highlights institutional commitments and efforts made at that time and is subject to revision based on IL H.B. 5464 that expands on student populations and areas of focus.