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Commitment to Cultural Competence BP 7100

Reference: Education Code Section Section 87100 et seq.; Title 5, Section 53000, et seq.

The San Luis Obispo Community College District defines cultural competence as the ability to embrace diversity. This is demonstrated throughout the college and is reflected in employees’ ability to respond respectfully, effectively, and inclusively to diverse ideas and disparate individuals, acknowledging that to do so strengthens the learning and working environment. Exercising cultural competence includes developing one’s understanding of people’s differences, recognizing one’s biases and seeking not to be limited by them in one’s thinking and one’s actions, and challenging institutional systems and policies that sustain inequalities. The Board is committed to staff development, hiring processes and a campus environment that embody cultural competence.

Approved: January 14, 2009

Effective Date: January 14, 2009

Board Policy 7100: Cuesta Colleges' commitment to cultural competence. Adopted January 2009.


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