Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

On behalf of the Alamo Colleges District, welcome to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage.

Here you will learn about our organizational commitment to building an academic and professional environment where students and employees are welcomed, affirmed, and valued.

Creating an inclusive, sense of belonging is a responsibility of all employees, but it is also a moral and action-oriented imperative that the Alamo Colleges District work to dismantle and eliminate all forms of discrimination and disenfranchisement in policy and practice.

Our mission to empower diverse communities for success is just the beginning. Our moonshot to eliminate poverty through education is a clear indication of our care and commitment to the Alamo Colleges community and our city.

I am honored to lead our collective impact work to transform systems and empower people.

In Solidarity,
Dr. Eric Castillo
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Dr. Castillo at the LGBTQIA Panel Discussion


Board of Trustee Policy on Equity-Minded Student Success

The Alamo Colleges District is committed to systemic transformation to make quality learning a shared priority.

Learn More - Board Policy F.6.5

DEI Statements

The Alamo Colleges District Family Stands With Our Community

ACD Statement On Diversity, Equity And Inclusion

EEO Statement




Juneteenth Holiday at ACD

District Support Office Land Acknowledgement

Land acknowledgments are formal statements that recognize and honor the relationship that exists between Native Americans and the land on which we live and work.

View Land Acknowledgment

Study Online

ACD Student and Employee Demographics

See collective demographic information about our employees and students.

Student Profile

Employee Profile

Current Programs and Initiatives

There are several programs and initiatives to bring more diversity, equity and inclusion awareness to ACD.

See Current Offerings


Resources are available to learn more about DEI efforts.

View Resources

Current Programs and Initiatives


Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT)

In the summer of 2021, the Alamo Colleges District received a grant from the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) as part of a national movement to achieve transformational and sustainable change by addressing the historic and contemporary effects of racism.

Funded by the Trellis Foundation, the goal to dismantle systems of belief that perpetuate racism and fragment communities.

By building cross-racial solidarity through the racial healing circle practice, TRHT intends to dispel myths and stereotypes and transform systems of power that create an unequal society.

We offer employees and students participation in Racial Healing Circles to hold space for each other, speak about the consequences of racism in their lives, and to dismantle the misconception of racial hierarchies in their lives.

For more information about the racial healing circles, or to bring them to your organization, please contact ecastillo34@alamo.edu.


National Day of Racial Healing

On January 18th, 2022 the Alamo Colleges District hosted a National Day of Racial Healing with racial equity consultant Mee Moua and performances by Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson and The Foreign Arm.

Watch the Video

San Antonio peaceCENTER

Since 1994, the San Antonio peaceCENTER has been a visionary peace and compassion leader both locally and globally.

Under the founding leadership of Rosalyn Falcón Collier, Susan Ives, and Ann E. Helmke, the peaceCENTER has grown into a renowned organization that offers a wealth of programs and initiatives for the greater San Antonio area. In August 2022, the peaceCENTER officially joined the Alamo Colleges District and Northwest Vista College where it will revamp its vision and mission while still remaining committed to its origins.

With support from both NVC and ACD, the peaceCENTER will partner with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and community organizations on various efforts to promote peace and justice for the Alamo and San Antonio communities.


In Solidarity Speaker Series

Throughout the 2022-2023 academic year, the Office of DEI developed a cross-college speaker series highlighting voices within the Alamo Colleges District. Showcasing different voices and perspectives, the “In Solidarity” series offers a people-first discussion about matters that impact our communities.

Solidarity, Racial Healing, & Narrative Change with Dr. Cornel West

View Interview Video

Creating a Thriving DEIJ and Mental Health Ecosystem in partnership with Kristi Docwra, Health and Wellness Program Manager and Human Resources 

Learn More

LGBTQIA+ Voices of Change in the Community in partnership with St. Philip’s College and San Antonio College 

Learn More


What’s in a Name? A Multicultural Conversation about Identity and Representation in the Latinx/o/a Communities in partnership with District Staff Senate

Debunking the Myth of Assimilation and Reclaiming Our Culture with renowned speaker and author Julissa Arce in partnership with Palo Alto College


First Peoples Project

In partnership with the American Indians of Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions (AITSCM), the Alamo Colleges District launched the First Peoples Project. AITSCM conducted historical oral and academic research to craft 6 land acknowledges distinct for our 5 Colleges and District Support Office. In addition to the acknowledgements, we organized a research summary and bibliography that explores indigenous life prior to colonization. For more information about the next phase of this project contact ecastillo34@alamo.edu.

Corrymeela, Nurturing Hope Convening in Northern Ireland

Nestled in Northern Ireland, Corrymeela is a movement of people rallied around one inspirational idea: “Together is better.” Hosted annually, the Nurturing Hope convening is organized by a cooperative of members from across the world who bring peace and justice practitioners together in a learning journey of discussions and inquiry about ways to create a more just world. Members of the Alamo College District attend on a regular basis to create global camaraderie and solidarity while enhancing our peace and justice work for the Alamo community.

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Five Elements of a Thriving Justice Ecosystem” Change Elemental: Co-Creating Power for Love, Dignity, and Justice

Collective Impact” Stanford SOCIAL INNOVATION Review

Framework for Advancing Racial Equity and Anti-Racism Strategy on Campus” National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE)

Campus Pride Index

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Dr. Eric Castillo
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer


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