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Office of Equity and Inclusion


The Office of Equity and Inclusion is a mission-driven office that promotes and fosters a community that is safe, inclusive, and equitable for all community members learning and working at American River College.


Interim Dean:
Dr. BJ Snowden

Admin. Asst:
Israeline Grayson
Phone: 916-484-8223

We Believe…

  • That an inclusive and equitable world is possible.
  • All people deserve to experience their academic and professional goals free from discrimination and bias.
  • The Office of Equity and Inclusion has a role in making American River College a place free from discrimination and bias.

We Are Committed To…

  • Centering the humanity and dignity of all people.
  • Creating an inclusive and safe campus environment for all.
  • Challenging power, privilege, and oppression.
  • Helping employees deepen their commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Engaging employees in self-reflection and continuous improvement regarding individual and professional equity.
  • Capacity-building for all employees to better embody equity-minded practitionership.

Indigenous Land Use Statement

"We acknowledge the land which we occupy today as the traditional home of the Nisenan, Maidu, and Miwok tribal nations. These sovereign people have been the caretakers of this land since time immemorial. Despite centuries of genocide and occupation the Nisenan, Maidu, and Miwok continue as as vibrant and resilient tribes and bands, both Federally recognized and unrecognized. We take this opportunity to acknowledge the generations that have gone before as well as the present-day Nisenan, Maidu, and Miwok people."

Our Commitment to Social Justice and Equity

American River College strives to uphold the dignity and humanity of every student and employee. We are committed to equity and social justice through equity-minded education, transformative leadership, and community engagement. We believe this commitment is essential to achieving our mission and enhancing community.