Aims Community College recognizes and celebrates diversity in society and believes that educational opportunity should be accessible to all individuals who can benefit from the college’s programs and courses.
Diversity embodies differences. Some differences are immutable, those things we are born with or those we cannot change. Differences include race, color, ethnicity, sex, physical abilities and qualities, sexual orientation and age. Diversity also includes many qualities that we acquire, including education, religion, geographic location, income, marital status, and work experience to name only a few.
We must nurture and respect differences and appreciate the multitude of perspectives resulting from our differences. We must strive to provide an environment that is enriching to all. Along with recognizing differences, understanding and appreciating our shared humanity allows us to work and learn in an atmosphere where all are welcome and valued.