EDI Plan

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Columbia-Greene Community College seeks to build a community that upholds the inherent worth and dignity of all individuals in an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust, and civility.


Equity:  We are committed to identifying and removing barriers, improving fairness in systems and outcomes, and developing a more inclusive understanding of how opportunities for success and achievement can be made accessible to all community members.

Diversity: We are committed to fostering a vibrant and healthy community that involves recognizing and supporting differences.

Inclusion:  We work together to ensure all voices are heard and valued, reflecting an appreciation of diversity, and a sense of belonging for all students and employees.

Institutional Priorities


Goal: Evaluate, assess, and develop operational practices that allow for greater equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Institutional Climate

Goal: Foster a climate that promotes inclusive excellence by building and maintaining a culture and climate based on mutual respect.

Employee Retention and Development

Goal: Strategically recruit and retain underrepresented faculty, staff, and administrators to increase overall diversity.

Student Retention and Development

Goal: Increase and retain populations of underrepresented students.

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