Equity, Diversity and Inclusion services on campus
- Indigenous Student Services - Provides culturally appropriate support services, activities and events in the College and community for Indigenous students.
- Accessibility Services - Helps students with barriers to education get the accommodations they need to succeed.
- Counselling - Offers free, accessible and confidential mental health support for students.
- Douglas Student’s Union (DSU) - Advocates for students’ rights while also hosting inclusive events and activities for vibrant student life at Douglas.
- Student Support and Conduct - Identifies and supports students in distress that have experienced harassment on campus.
- Student Support Navigator - Provides guidance to students who come from government care, alternative secondary education, or who are first-generation students or mature students.
- Vocational Education and Skills Training programs - Helps students with disabilities or barriers to education identify career paths, develop work skills and move on to additional education or employment.
- The Training Group – Offers education to support skilled newcomers, youth, mature workers and more.
- Open Education Resources - Offers free learning materials to support accessible, affordable and adaptable education for students and faculty.
Student clubs and associations
- Douglas Students’ Union (DSU) Pride Collective
- DSU Women’s Collective
- DSU Accessibility Collective
- DSU Indigenous Student’s Collective
- DSU Persian Club
- DSU Socialist Alternative Youth Club
- DSU Muslim Students’ Association
- DSU Falun Gong Club
- DSU Filipino Club
- DSU Chinese Student and Scholars Association
- DSU Burmese Club
Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment, where all people feel welcome and respected for who they are.
Listed below are policies that support EDI at Douglas College:
- Respectful and Inclusive Environment Policy
- Accommodation Policy for Employees
- Bullying and Harassment Prevention and Response Policy
- Human Rights Policy
- Work from Home Policy
Employee resource groups
- Pride Advisory Committee – Advocates and celebrates 2SLGTBQIA+ students, staff, faculty and visitors to promote understanding and acceptance of queer people on our campuses.
- Accessibility Committee – Focus on reducing barriers for people living with disabilities (Coming Winter 2023).
External organizations supporting diversity
At Douglas College, our vision is to graduate resilient global citizens with the knowledge and skills to adapt, innovate and lead in a changing world. As a part of that, we want to highlight all the community supports and systems available to students to help them succeed. Connecting to the community and achieving true EDI is a mission that takes a village to achieve, which is why Douglas College is highlighting outside organizations that help everyone feel included in B.C.
- Options Community Services
- Progressive Intercultural Community Service
- Immigrant Service Society of BC (ISSofBC)
- S.U.C.C.E.S.S. - BC Settlement and Integration Services
Two-spirited, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual And Additional Sexual Orientation And Gender Identities (2slgbtqia+)