Gateway Students and Staff at an NCORE event

You Belong Here

The Red Hawk family welcomes everyone. From our administration to our staff, to our faculty and student organizations, Gateway champions diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our community. Formed in 2020, our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, led by Tammi Summers, PhD, ensures that the college provides all students and staff a culturally rich working and learning environment. Scroll to the bottom for more resources.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Gateway

Gateway Technical College Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are committed to providing a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning and working environment to enhance the Gateway experience for all students and staff.

  • We value diverse perspectives, strengths, contributions, backgrounds and cultures.
  • We provide resources to each person according to their individual needs so they can overcome barriers and challenges to their success.
  • We strive to create a sense of belonging where everyone can live authentic lives without concern of negatively impacting their opportunities for success.

To maintain a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, each member of the Gateway community is charged to honor differences and to treat everyone with care and respect.

Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Led by Gateway Vice President Tammi Summers, PhD, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion carries out the college’s commitment to provide a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning and working environment. Find out more about the office and the 2022-24 Strategic Plan.

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Your Voice Matters

To support the college’s mission, vision and values, Gateway continuously evaluates itself. The Cultural Climate Survey seeks to provide insights related to the Vision 2024ward strategic plan to “create an equitable and inclusive campus.” Additionally, Gateway produces an Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights report and a set of Strategies for increasing Diversity and Opportunity for Students and Employees. If you notice bias and/or discrimination in any action or lack of action from a member of Gateway’s community, submit a report to the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights.

Get Involved

You’ll find many ways to get involved, feel welcome and contribute to creating a more inclusive, equitable and diverse environment at Gateway. Visit an event hosted by D365, visit one of our campus Multicultural Resource Centers, attend a conference or participate in professional development, join a student club, join the Between the Lines: DEI Book Club, attend a DEI Workshopbecome an Equity Ally, participate in a 21-Day Equity Challenge or take action with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee.

WTCS Commitment to Diversity

The Wisconsin Technical College System system-wide Equity Report was developed by the WTCS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Work Group. The WTCS, along with leadership from all 16 colleges have agreed to a 5-point Commitment to Progress, and the WTCS has produced a video playlist designed to support and encourage Diversity Equity and Inclusion across campuses.