About ACC

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Statement of Shared Governance

What is shared governance?
Shared governance extends to the College community appropriate voice and consideration in decision-making, and creating procedures and processes while supporting the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education and other regulated policies. It is a collaborative endeavor in which all stakeholders participate to advance the College's Vision, Mission and Values.
Shared governance – the heart and future of ACC
Our future is in the hands of the entire ACC family including employees, students, community partners, alumni, and volunteers. Together we can achieve much through unified goals, actions and a shared passion for Arapahoe Community College.
What makes shared governance work?
Communication is the foundation of shared governance. By embracing shared governance, the College will make decisions combining ideas, experience, viewpoints and expertise from across the institution – encouraging inclusivity, understanding, compliance and support for actions taken.
What is the outcome of shared governance?
ACC will grow and realize its vision to be the leader in community college education for the state of Colorado as all College partners execute their roles and responsibilities.
July 13, 2011

Diversity Statement

We respect, understand, and embrace the differences and similarities among our students, staff, faculty and the community we proudly serve. As a community, ACC encourages the richness of diversity and values the dignity of all persons. We strive to foster an equal and positive learning environment that reflects the diverse nature of the people of Colorado and the nation.
August 22, 2012


Arapahoe Community College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 or 4-120.  The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.  Arapahoe Community College will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.

The College has designated Angela Williams, Human Resources Director, as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. For information, contact Angela Williams, Human Resources Director at 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120, telephone 303.797.5715.

You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204, telephone 303.844.3417.