Cultural Diversity

Vision Statement

To ensure Kentucky Community and Technical College System is a culturally competent organization.


KCTCS is committed to creating and sustaining an environment of all-inclusive cultural diversity, where each individual is valued, respected and supported, and is recognized on the basis of personal achievement, merit, and contribution.

Key Definitions

Cultural Competence - a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals and enable that system, agency, or those professionals to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. (T. L. Cross, Focal Point, Portland, OR: Research and Training Center, Portland State University, Summer 1998)

Cultural Diversity - The recognition and understanding of the similarities and differences between ourselves and other people based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and/or nationality. (Approved by the KCTCS Faculty Council, Spring 2006)