Skip to main content
site header image

Fostering Inclusion and Combating Bias & Prejudice: Home

Welcome

Berkshire Community College is dedicated to fostering inclusion and providing our students, faculty and staff with a safe and vibrant place in which to learn, exchange ideas and shared wisdom and grow.   Click on the tabs above for specific resources as well as opportunities for you to take action on these causes.

Diversity And Inclusion Council At BCC

Diversity & Inclusion Council

The Diversity & Inclusion Council is a new committee formed to raise awareness and take action on important issues.  Visit their BCC Website for information and events.

Mission of BCC

BCC Mission Statement

  • Berkshire Community College (BCC) strives to place higher education within reach of all residents of Berkshire County and beyond. BCC is committed to access, academic excellence, student success, and leadership in the community.
  • BCC helps students overcome financial, physical, and/or social barriers and welcomes them into a college environment of academic excellence.
  • BCC provides quality programs that prepare students to enter or progress within the workforce and/or for transfer, while fostering a lifelong enthusiasm for learning.
  • BCC provides the resources and services students need to be successful, to meet our academic standards, and to achieve their personal and professional goals.
  • BCC provides leadership by furthering the engagement of our students in the community; by working collaboratively with civic leaders, organizations, and employers; and by serving as a center for diverse educational and cultural activities.

Values

In recognition of its tradition of academic excellence and service, Berkshire Community College affirms the following values:

  • Integrity and Engagement. We expect all members of the college community to participate in the fulfillment of the college mission through actions that are forthright and consistent with the mission.
  • Innovation. We promote a campus climate that encourages innovative thought and creative expression.
  • Diversity and Inclusion. We foster an environment that validates and respects cultural identities and provides curriculum, pedagogy, programs and services within multicultural philosophies and frameworks.
  • Service. We maintain a community that demonstrates respect for growth, responsibility, and leadership through service to others.
  • Sustainability. We follow practices that promote environmental and financial sustainability at the college.

Vision for BCC

BCC is a dynamic learning community, transforming lives and preparing students to succeed in an increasingly complex, diverse, and changing world.