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Great Basin College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1500 College Pkwy
Elko, Nevada 89801
(775) 738-8493
Email address
School Information
Great Basin College covers 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Oregon, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, and California. The main campus in Elko is a comprehensive residential college. Centers are located in Battle Mountain, Ely, Pahrump, and Winnemucca. There are satellite facilities in over a dozen communities across northern Nevada and our Internet campus continues to grow rapidly. We are very committed to working with the communities in all of our locations to meet their educational needs.
General Information
Grand Basin College started a committee in 2017 to infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion material into campus culture. It changed its diversity statement to emphasize “inequities” in society. The college conducted numerous race-based workshops to promote DEI practices in curriculum. There is no evidence GBC requires critical race theory-related training for faculty or students.

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Sustainability section of GBC's 2022-2023 Strategic Plan Assessment Annual Report states that it would gather data to "identify the specific student barriers to enrollment to create an action plan to be completed in Spring of 2023."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Dr. Donald Easton-Brooks, Dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno, conducted a workshop to "explore classroom practices related to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion (DEAI)." It provides "tools and active discussion to help challenge biases and inequities in education based on differences in gender, ethnicity, linguistic background and other characteristics."
  • The GBC 2022-2025 Strategic Plan states that it would "Identify and provide training each semester to focus on inclusive and equitable practices."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • The GBC 2022-2023 Strategic Plan Assessment Annual Report states that "All faculty and staff will attend at least 1 training per semester related to diversity, inclusion, and equity."
  • In 2017, GBC created a "Committee on Diversity and Inclusion" to "formally address issues related to diversity as these relate to education, the campus community, and the workplace." According to Committee's final report, "some behaviors suggested diversity and inclusion is not a practice that has become a cultural norm at GBC nor one that encompasses the broad understanding of what diversity is in our society." The committee "revamped" GBC's diversity statement accordingly.
  • GBC started the "Dialogue, Equity and Democracy Series" featuring a number of guest speakers and workshops to discuss "matters of gender, equity, higher education and democracy."
  • the UCSF Office of Population Health and Health Equity conducted a four part series of keynote talks and "a group discussion that consider the use of race in medicine with respect to its historical context and current applications, including considerations related to the evolving science of genetics and the impact of racism on health outcomes."
  • The GBC 2022-2023 Strategic Plan Assessment Annual Report states that it would "Develop survey tool and collect data from current employees retained greater than 2-years, as well as those employees exiting, on inclusive and equitable practices."
Symbolic Actions
  • GBC's "diversity statement" includes "identifying the processes that lead to inequities within our society, [and] developing strategies that lead to equity and inclusion..."
Last updated October 27th, 2023
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