NHTI's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

NHTI – Concord’s Community College strives to create a welcoming and caring culture through attention to and appreciation for diversity, equity, and inclusion in our programs, and among our employees and community. NHTI actively works to eliminate barriers created by systemic discrimination through the promotion, enhancement, and assessment of our community building and support programs for our diverse campus. Fostering and supporting diversity is a core value at NHTI, and we believe that commitment to equity and belonging enriches everyone in our teaching and learning community.


NHTI’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) team meets regularly to identify meaningful ways for NHTI to prioritize the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging of our students, faculty, and staff. If you have questions about the college’s work on DEIB initiatives, please fill out this form.

DEIB Definitions

At NHTI, diversity includes all the ways in which people differ, encompassing the different characteristics that make one individual or group different from another. While diversity is often used in reference to race, ethnicity, and gender, we embrace a broader definition of diversity that also includes age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, and physical appearance. Our definition also includes diversity of thought: ideas, perspectives, and values. We also recognize that individuals affiliate with multiple identities.

From nonprofit Independent Sector.

NHTI defines equity as the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. Improving equity involves increasing justice and fairness within the procedures and processes of institutions or systems, as well as in their distribution of resources. Tackling equity issues requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities within our society.

From nonprofit Independent Sector.

At NHTI, inclusion is the act of creating environments in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate. An inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people. It’s important to note that while an inclusive group is by definition diverse, a diverse group isn’t always inclusive. Increasingly, recognition of unconscious or implicit bias helps organizations be deliberate about addressing issues of inclusivity.

From nonprofit Independent Sector.

NHTI is dedicated to creating a teaching and learning environment that is respectful, supportive, and empowering to all members of our community. We value open communication, active listening, and the continuous pursuit of understanding. By fostering an environment of mutual respect, we cultivate a community where every individual feels a sense of belonging. We embrace diversity as a source of strength and recognize that the unique perspectives, experiences, and talents each person brings to our college help make NHTI a more vibrant and resilient place for lifelong learning.