At TCC, we celebrate our diverse community, and we believe our people are our greatest asset. We stand for social justice, implement best practices to advance equity, diversity and inclusion and collaborate to dismantle systemic racism.
This is our greatest calling. Join us as we work toward creating a better, just world for all.
Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Read how our office supports a welcoming and inclusive campus for all.
EDI Glossary of Terms
Words have power. We present definitions to help us explore EDI in a meaningful, impactful way.
We stand with our community
TCC stands with our community and provides resources and support for our members. Read more about how we pledge change to support our communities of color:
We are so fortunate that TCC is located on the ancestral territory of First Nations peoples. The Puyallup tribe, a member of the Coast Salish tribal peoples have called this area home since time immemorial. In 1854, the Medicine Creek Treaty forcibly removed them from their lands and onto the Puyallup reservation.
The state of Washington has the 7th largest Native American population in the U.S. with 29 federally recognized tribes represented, as well as several unrecognized tribes. We recognize that the privilege of our campus being on the land on which we now stand comes at great cost to the Coast Salish peoples.
We gather here knowing that our presence is part of an ongoing invasion and that these lands were and continue to be forcibly and unlawfully taken from their original indigenous inhabitants.
We acknowledge that these injustices are true here and also for indigenous communities around the globe.