Principles of Community

NCK Tech is dedicated to the teaching and learning of professional and technical skills in an increasingly diverse and ever-changing environment. NCK Tech is a place where all people, regardless of race, color, gender, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, ancestry, ability, age, military or veteran status, or religion may work or obtain an education. All employees and students seek to empower all persons to contribute to their families, communities, and societies. In the spirit of creating and maintaining a professional and respectful space for all who come here to learn and teach, we – students, staff, faculty, and administration – acknowledge the following:

  • We come to NCK Tech with different experiences, expectations, values, and practices;
  • Some of our differences are visible, others are not;
  • Our differences may create misunderstandings, fears, and emotional reactions;
  • We must work together to create mutual understanding;
  • We strive to overcome the negative consequences of our differences;
  • We seek to celebrate our shared humanity and shared goals;
  • We accept responsibility for maintaining and creating a learn/work environment where our differences are valued and mutually accepted;
  • We agree to respect everyone’s right to have and to share personal beliefs and opinions without fear of public condemnation;
  • We agree to reject prejudice, discrimination, and intolerance in the NCK Tech community.