Integrating Diversity & Equal Access In Learning Council (IDEAL)

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Kat Flores
Diversity/ASG Coordinator
253.680.7178

LeMont Lucas
Diversity/ASG Assistant
253.680.7113

Location Downtown Campus, E301

Hours Mon. - Fri, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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The mission of the Integrating Diversity and Equal-Access in Learning (IDEAL) Committee shall be to initiate and support efforts that promote diversity at all levels of the institution while fostering a learning and working environment that is equally accessible and barrier free.

The council supports the college's diversity efforts  through planning events; supporting issues related to barrier‐free physical access and equal educational opportunity; collaborating with other organizations to create partnerships; implementing the college's diversity action plan; and assisting in the college's hiring efforts.

IDEAL membership is made up of Bates employees and trustees. Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of every month from 8 - 9 a.m. in the Diversity Center.

You can read the IDEAL Council's bylaws here.