• About the MDRC

  • Mission:

    The Multicultural & Diversity Resource Center (MDRC) aims to advance a welcoming and inclusive learning environment where individual identities are valued and celebrated, fostering a sense of community among all members of Mt. Hood Community College.

    Our work within the MDRC is rooted in social justice, recognizing and acknowledging that various communities across time have been historically marginalized; therefore, we work to dismantle systems of oppression by facilitating a variety of educational programs and intentionally supporting communities facing systemic barriers.

    You are Diversity
    We are Diversity

    Vision: Fostering a Supportive and Empowering Community

    We work to create an environment within the MDRC where individuals of all backgrounds feel safer, more comfortable, and empowered to be their most authentic selves. We actively work to foster a community where we support each person in being themselves, acknowledging and respecting that each member of our community is on their own personal journey toward identity development.

    The mission of the MDRC is in alignment with the Mt. Hood Community College diversity and access vision which can be seen here:http://mhcc.edu/AccessDiversity

    About the Center

    The MDRC formed through a collaborative venture between the Associated Student Government (ASG) of Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) and the MHCC administration in 2013.

    MDRC events, activities, and the intercultural library are tools designed to promote dialogue and learning about diversity, inclusion, power, inequity, and privilege on campus, in the community, domestically, and across global cultures.

    MHCC faculty, students, staff, and community members are invited to use the MDRC services to enhance their educational, professional, and developmental goals by learning about varying perspectives through critical reflection, as well as gaining knowledge of the College's support services and community resources.

    Where to Find Us:

    The MDRC is located in Mt. Hood Community College's Student Union, room 1050. You can contact us at:

    The Multicultural & Diversity Resource Center- AC 1050
    Mt. Hood Community College
    26000 SE Stark St.
    Gresham, OR 97030

    Ernesto Vasquez III,
    Multicultural & Diversity Resource Center Coordinator
    Ernesto.vasquez@mhcc.edu | 503-491-7225