Highline's Cultural Diversity Policy:
Highline College actively promotes and supports a
learning environment which ensures social justice, mutual
respect, understanding, civility, and non-violence. Highline
College is committed to the elimination of
discrimination based on gender, race, class, economic status,
ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, physical ability,
and cultural and religious backgrounds.
(Approved by the HCC Board of Trustees, 1993)
Highline's Core Theme 2:
Integrate and institutionalize diversity and globalism throughout the college.
Highline College receives Award of Excellence for Advancing Diversity
The American Associate of Community Colleges honored six community colleges on April 7, 2014 for their exceptional work toward advancing the student success agenda. The Advancing Diversity Category recognizes colleges that are dedicated to increasing diversity and advocating for social equity on their campuses and in the community. Highline College, one of the most racially/ethnically diverse higher education institutions in Washington, won in this category. The college developed a cultural diversity policy to affirm its commitment to providing a safe learning environment and to the elimination of discrimination and updated its mission statement to reflect its commitment to diversity and globalism.
Highline College receives national award for “Excellence in Diversity”
"Highline College received the 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education." Click here to learn more!
Northwest Association of Schools & of Colleges & Universities, Accreditation Commendation, June, 2012:
"The Evaluation Committee commends the College on the dedication of faculty, staff, and administration in supporting the progress and success of diverse students through evidenced based practices, cultural competency, and inclusivity."
Northwest Association of Schools & of
Colleges & Universities, Accreditation Commendation, June, 2003:
"The Commission commends the College for actively engaging in college-wide appreciation of diversity as evidenced in the inclusive, multidimensional approach to instruction, student services, and on/off campus activities."