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Protected Groups


Welcome to the Polk State College library guide on protected groups.  This guide will highlight the library's resources on inclusive pedagogy, intersectionality, age, disability, accessibility, race and ethnicity, LGBTQ+ issues, neurodiversity, intersectionality, socioeconomic status, gender issues, and STEM.  

"Polk State College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution committed to excellence through diversity in education and employment. The College complies with all state and federal laws granting rights to students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission to the College. Polk State College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender transition, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or pregnancy in its programs, activities, or employment."  About Title IX at Polk State College

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Introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Polk State College is committed to equal access/equal opportunity in its programs, activities, and employment. For additional information, visit