HFC is a Welcoming College -- for everyone
The HFC community works to provide a welcoming, supportive environment for YOU. This includes all students, staff, faculty, alumni, visitors, suppliers, and community members. No matter where you are from; what you believe; what your abilities and talents are; what your gender, identity, or expression is; what your sexual orientation is; how you look; how you dress; how smart you are; how old you are; what your socioeconomic status is; or any other aspect of the human experience:
We Believe You Belong.
We are dedicated to LIVING the values of Advancing Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (ABIDE, or sometimes abbreviated as DEIB).
These principles are woven through our community, our daily lives, our strategic plan, and our talent management practices. We know that the world in which we and our graduates live and work requires all of our best efforts, skills, and actions so that everyone may succeed and thrive. How can people who are so different in so many ways actively participate in a supportive and multiculturally expansive community? Join or visit us to find out.
We invite and appreciate all HFC community members who uphold these values in a spirit of mutual respect as we actively foster connection, openness, courageous dialog, understanding, acceptance, and inclusion. These can be challenging goals in an environment of so much human diversity and so many varied perspectives. We gratefully embrace the challenge!
We stand with you
HFC’s longstanding commitment to welcoming a diverse community is woven throughout our College Mission Statement, values, policies, services, and daily practices.
We Support You
HFC is committed to helping you succeed in your academic and career goals, no matter what they are. We offer resources and support to help you stay on track, both in good times and difficult times. All students are encouraged to take advantage of these resources.
In addition to the specific items below, HFC offers an array of academic and personal support services to support your life and success at HFC.
Black Male and QUEENS Focus Group
The Black Male and QUEENS (Quintessential Unique Essence of Ebony Necessary Sisters) Focus Group challenges and changes the accepted narrative regarding Black academic success. We host regular events on campus, and we invite all Black students to consider participating in the Focus Group. Meetings are open to anyone.
International Student Services
HFC is a unique and diverse campus, and we welcome students who are interested in studying in the United States. Our International Admissions Office is ready to help you apply and begin your studies.
HFC is committed to maintaining an academic environment that is fully accommodating to the needs of our students with disabilities, and is free from discrimination based on disability. We also provide accommodations to students and staff with disabilities for a more successful college experience. For more information, see our accessibility services.
SAFE@HFC is a campus organization of faculty and staff LGBTQ+ allies and community members who are spreading awareness on campus, providing support, and connecting students and employees to resources. All are welcome.
Black Employee Association
The Black Employee Association (BEA) is an employee resource group at HFC. Its efforts are focused on creating a campus culture where all employees are supported, and one which employs and provides opportunities for administrators, faculty, and staff who are highly qualified and representative of the diverse cultures BEA seeks to serve. All are welcome.
Arab American Community Liaison
Henry Ford College is an 80-year member of the largest Arab American community in the nation: Dearborn, Michigan.
As an expression of the importance of our partnerships, relationships, and activities within the Arab American community, HFC created a new position: Arab American Community Liaison.
In addition to all the other demonstrated ways HFC is a Welcoming College, we also actively comply with Michigan and federal laws prohibiting discrimination:
The College is committed to equal employment and educational opportunities regardless of a person’s age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, gender transitioning, height, weight, national origin, disability, perceived disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law in all College programs, services, activities, employment and advancement, including without limitation educational admissions practices, and access to, equitable treatment or employment compensation and benefits as required by state and federal laws.
In accordance with state and federal law, local ordinances, and our own core values, the College prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination.
Read the College's complete policy and definitions on Equal Educational and Employment Opportunities and Non-Discrimination.