Hastings College has made a commitment to work toward a campus that is free from all discrimination and that celebrates the diversity of its various community members. As a result we have established the Diversity Team, a group which is committed to:

  • Promoting a more inclusive and diverse climate on campus.
  • Providing support to students who are affected by discrimination.

The Diversity Team promotes a more inclusive and diverse climate on campus. We do this in a number of ways, including encouraging and publicizing diversity related events on campus. Some examples of opportunities students have had on campus include taking salsa dance lessons, testing foods from different countries at a cultural festival, attending a chapel by a missionary who has served in Africa, and watching a nationally known speaker to celebrate Women’s History Month…just to name a few!

The Diversity Team provides support to students who report discrimination, hate crimes, or bias-motivated incidents based on race, nationality, religion, age, gender, physical ability, mental illness, sexual orientation, perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or socio-economic class. A student on campus who feels as though he/she is experiencing bias can approach any the Student Affairs office or any Diversity Team members for help.

There are a number of organizations on campus that work to promote a diverse climate. You are welcome to get involved in any of the following groups:

  • Gay/Straight Alliance
  • Multicultural Student Union
  • Radical Notion
  • Religion in Life Week Committee
  • Students Against Hunger and Homelessness
  • Women’s History Month Planning Committee

There is no membership requirement or membership list for the Diversity Team. All members of the campus community are feel free to join us! A number of administrators who actively participate in the Diversity Team are listed below. Please contact any of these individuals with concerns, questions or ideas on how to further advance diversity issues on campus. In addition, you may also email hccares@hastings.edu.

In order to report a hate crime, bias-motivated incident or simply your ideas on how to improve the diversity culture on the HC campus, you can contact the office of Student Life, any member of the Diversity Team or email hccares@hastings.edu. Maintaining the privacy of every person who files a report is of the utmost importance and names will only be used on a “need-to-know” basis outside of the Student Engagement office.

The incident is initially reviewed by Student Engagement, and a case file will be started outlining the incident and necessary information. The Student Engagement office will then follow up on the report by investigating the incident and will take necessary action, involving the Diversity Team when possible.