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Department of Equity & Inclusion

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

Hennepin Technical College recognizes, respects, and honors diversity existing in society due to an individual’s age, ethnicity, national origin, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, marital status, familial status, religious beliefs, creeds, and socioeconomic status.

The college is committed, through its programs and policies, to embracing diversity, fostering inclusiveness, and advancing equity in creating a work and educational environment that empowers individuals to live and work productively in an ever-changing global society.

Hennepin Technical College’s commitment to diversity compels it to confront prejudicial, discriminatory behaviors and policies. The college supports aggressive steps and programs intended to remedy the historical under-represented of persons of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities in the workforce, and in ensuring a learning environment that is inclusive and equitable for all.

Office of Equity & Inclusion

The Office of Equity and Inclusion provides leadership to educate and advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion for students and employees at Hennepin Technical College as part of the college's efforts to create an environment of dignity and respect for all people.

For more information, please contact:

Equity & Inclusion Committee

The Equity and Inclusion Committee promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to support the college's efforts to increase employee and student diversity, increase student persistence and completion rates, and increase the campus diversity climate for promoting contact with and understanding of diverse populations.

Committee Chairs:

Interactive Diversity Club

This year's theme is Trailblazers Launching Nontraditional Careers. Engage with Hennepin Tech students, employees, and community partners in a variety of activities such as:

  • Participating in online discussion groups
  • Attending online guest speaker events
  • Learning about related topics on our Facebook page

Accessibility Guide

Hennepin Technical College is committed to embracing diversity, fostering inclusiveness, and advancing equity. As part of this commitment, we have created this Accessibility Guide: a compiled guide to policies, programs, and physical spaces pertaining to inclusion here at the college.

News & Initiatives