Embracing diversity has helped Moraine Valley Community College become a premier institution of higher learning, and an invaluable resource for students to learn about the multicultural world in which we live.

Diversity Vision Statement
Moraine Valley Community College is a world-class, learning-centered college where diversity and inclusion are essential to the way we achieve our mission.

Diversity Definition
Acknowledging, understanding, appreciating, embracing and integrating individual differences and similarities by deliberately fostering a climate of respect that affirms the value and contributions of each individual on your campus.

Individual differences and similarities may include, but are not limited to: age, race, religion, disability, national origin, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, socioeconomic status or class, geography, learning styles, language, culture, political ideology, values, and experiences.

Statement of Non-discrimination
No person shall be appointed to or removed from, or in any other way favored or discriminated against with respect to any appointive administrative office because of his/her race, color, age, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, creed, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, arrest record, military status or unfavorable military discharge, citizenship status, other legally protected characteristics or political opinions or affiliations, if otherwise qualified for the position or office. However, this provision does not impair administrative discretion in determining the requirements of a position or in job assignment of a person holding such a position, subject to review by the authority established for that purpose. Policy (7242) pamphlets are available in the Human Resources Department.

Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative & College Equity Plan

Despite improvements in high school graduation and college matriculation rates for Illinois students, there are wide and persistent gaps in college completion rates especially for low-income, first-generation students, and students of color. The launch of the Illinois Equity in Attainment initiative marks a major step forward for 28 two-year and four-year public and private non-profit colleges and universities from northeastern Illinois and across the state who are committing to eliminate racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps by 2025, while aggressively increasing completion rates on their campuses.

Building upon years of previous success in serving diverse students, Moraine Valley has developed its Equity Plan with broad stakeholder input, review of internal equity data, and a focus on aligning our efforts with the college’s Strategic Plan. Over 2,000 pieces of written feedback from Moraine Valley faculty, staff, and students helped inform this plan.