Equity and Inclusion

What We Do

Our goal is to uphold a culture that values civil discourse, a safe environment for sharing, and one that observes, measures, and rewards success so that we can create an extraordinary educational institution.

We will promote and create a working and learning environment rooted in the basic tenets of fairness, diversity,and inclusiveness.

The charge of the Office of Equity and Inclusion is to build a program that addresses ten critical areas of work:

  1. Student Access, Inclusion, and Equity around the Student Completion Agenda
  2. Climate and Culture Assessment, Responsiveness, and Action
  3. Planning, Benchmarking, and Best Practices
  4. Staffing Resourcing and Succession Planning
  5. Recruitment and Hiring
  6. Promotion and  Retention of Employees
  7. Faculty Teaching, Research, and Curriculum
  8. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programming and Policies
  9. External Community Engagement, Collaboration, and Linkages
  10. Business Practices, Workforce/Career Pathways, and Procurement
Our mission and accomplishments as presented at the Spring Opening Meeting 2018


image of four students sitting outdoors chatting

We operate under the IDEEALS conceptual framework:

quity for Students, Employees, Business Partners
ccess and Achievement
ocial Justice

Civility Norms

“We believe the culture of civility begins with each of us.”

PACEI Leadership Team

  1. We aspire to be welcoming, equitable, inclusive, and culturally competent.
  2. We are polite in our interactions by:
    • greeting and acknowledging others;
    • saying please and thank you;
    • respecting others’ time, space, and individuality;
    • being direct, sensitive, and honest.
  3. We listen for common ground.
  4. We treat each other with respect by:
    • welcoming feedback with an open mind and giving others the benefit of the doubt;
    • acknowledging the contributions of others and recognizing successes;
    • acknowledging the impact of our behavior on others with a caring heart.
  5. We Address incivility in a polite, courteous, and responsible manner.

Inspired by Mastering Civility by Christine Porath

Montgomery College Students walking on campus smiling


The Office of Equity and Inclusion works through a Presidential Advisory Committee and several subcommittees.