Bloomington Cooperative Living (BCL) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, tenants and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
BCL is an equal opportunity employer and housing provider. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, membershipping, and other conditions of employment or housing against any employee/member or job/housing applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Diversity and inclusiveness work together. While BCL believes our organization functions best by reflecting those who are being served, we maintain a long-term commitment to honor, respect, and value the uniqueness of each individual involved in our mission and to seek feedback from all as we continue to grow in our work together.
BCL is committed in all areas to providing an environment that is free from harassment. Harassment based upon an individual's real or perceived race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other legally protected characteristics will not be tolerated. All employees, volunteers, associates, and tenants are expected and required to abide by this policy. No person will be adversely affected as a result of bringing complaints of unlawful harassment.
Diversity refers to the extent a group reflects individuals from different identifiable backgrounds.
Inclusiveness embraces the perspectives and contributions of each individual including their diversity. In the process of becoming more inclusive, organizations are inspired to develop increased awareness and sensitivity to the richness of the multiple identities and unique gifts brought by each individual. Inclusive nature is cultivated through curiosity, sensitivity and developing expanded awareness beyond one’s self. As one engages in relationships from this place of new awareness, accessing courage and initiative to challenge assumptions can lead to communicating in new ways and can build new bridges of communication.