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Diversity Achievement Center

The Diversity Achievement Center is a welcoming, safe, inclusive and culturally respectful learning, meeting, study and social space, where all students and members of the Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC) community may come to attend events, engage in activities, and learn about diversity, inclusion, and unity. Its focus is to enhance the LBCC experience and embrace difference while empowering people to challenge themselves to learn and appreciate uniqueness and contribute to a more diverse, socially just and inclusive world. The DAC recognizes that each member of the community contributes to diversity in the fullest context. LBCC students, staff and community members are invited to use its services to enhance their educational and developmental goals by learning about varying perspectives, critical thought, as well as gaining knowledge of the college’s support service and community resources. The DAC is a mosaic of cultures, genders, generations, races, life experiences, with varying abilities and identities. The center recognizes how diversity is fluid and how it is manifested in a rapidly changing world.

Learning Objectives: Provide a safe space and programs where cross-cultural learning occurs around issues of diversity, inclusion, unity and social justice. Offer opportunities for skill development, coaching, mentorship and empowerment that enhance capacity for self-advocacy in a diverse world. Supply accurate information, support and education regarding academic and career choices. Make available professional development opportunities for students and staff through constructive and critical dialogue to enhance cultural fluency and competence.

Services: Personalized assistance with the college experience and accessing LBCC and its available resources. Professional development for students and staff centered on cultural fluency, cultural competence, and development of confident interpersonal communication skills around diversity issues. Referrals to community resources and other college departments.
The DAC hosts and sponsors many activities, programs and workshops for students, staff and the community that celebrate LBCC’s rich diversity. The DAC offers student employment through the Federal Work-Study program and in the form of tuition reimbursement. Applications are available in the DAC. We are located on the 2nd Floor, Forum Bldg. F-220.

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Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Phone: 541-917-4461

Director of Diversity & Community Engagement: Javier Cervantes, email: