Dear Highline College students,
Welcome to the new academic year, Thunderbirds. I am delighted that you have chosen to begin or continue your education here at Highline College during these most interesting of times.
Throughout the year, Highline will offer many opportunities for learning outside of the classroom. Even though we are operating in a virtual environment now, we continue to plan for and will deliver rich programming. Look for invitations to participate via email and social media. I encourage you to attend the various programs offered at Highline to enrich your learning experience.
Highline’s programs and events align with our mission and values of inclusion and equity across our communities. We are proud to be part of the fabric of our South King County community, home to a wide variety of languages, ethnicities, LGBTQIA+, nationalities-of-origin and faith traditions. We believe that diversity in all its forms is our region’s greatest asset.
You can find our commitment to diversity is represented throughout the college, including in our Cultural Diversity Policy. Through this policy and our Student Conduct Code, Highline remains committed to offering all students a safe and welcoming environment. We encourage you to report any harassment, bullying or threats. This kind of behavior is not tolerated on Highline’s campus or in our classes, whether held online or in person.
Should you ever feel threatened, I urge you to call Public Safety at (206) 592-3218.
College, perhaps more than any other time in our life, is a time for learning and exploring, not only in those areas that draw our interest, but equally important, in those areas where we are uncomfortable. This is where our true growth will come.
I will be participating in many of Highline’s virtual events this year and hope to see you there.
John R. Mosby, Ph.D.