Diversity on Campus

Pre Kwanzaa Dec 2 5pm to 8:30pm in the Great Hall building 12 Hidden Figures A Diversity Film Series Presentation Wed Jan 10 3pm and Thurs Jan 11 at 5:30pm in Buliding 12 Smith Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Fences A Diversity Film Series Presentation Tuesday February 6th at 5:30 pm in Building 12 Charity Earley. Free and open to the public. Snacks provided. Moonlight A Diversity Film Series Presentation Tuesday February 20 5:30 pm in Building 12 Charity Earley. Free and open to the public. Snacks provided. Certain Women A Diversity Film Series Presentation Thursday March 15th at 3 pm in Building 12 Charity Earley. Free and open to the public. Snacks provided. The Zookeepers Wike A Diversity Film Series Presentation Thursday April 12th at 3pm in Building 12 Charity Earley. Free and open to the public. Snacks provided.
The Sinclair Challenge

We challenge you to foster a community that embraces diversity, inclusion and equity here at Sinclair and to:

  • Attend one or several Diversity and Inclusion events offered
  • Have coffee or lunch with someone of a different background
  • Acknowledge someone that you see in the hallway, library, or marketplace

Diversity Events for 2017-18

Event Date Time Event Location
07-29-2017 11:00 a.m. George Foster Force Select Baseball Team - Tryouts Howell Field
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
African American Student
Meet and Greet
7006 A B C
08-28-2017 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Coffees Around the World Bldg 10 - 3rd FL
Across from Main Street Café
08-28-2017 11:30 a.m. Underdog Academy "Spoken Word"
Showcase for Welcome Week
Rolling Hills Plaza
(Outside Bldg 10)
09-28-2017 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Diversity Film: LION Charity Earley
10-04-2017 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Equitas Health LGBTQ Presentation 2334
(Green Room)
8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Blues for an Alabama Sky
by Pearl Cleage
Blair Hall
10-10-2017 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Longest Table Rolling Hills Plaza
(Outside Bldg 10)

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker:  Rais Bhuiyan

Meet with Students & Faculty for Discussion and Q&A

Presentation: "A World Without Hate"

SCC Conference Center

Room 12-171

Smith Auditorium

10-13-2017 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Women in Reentry Symposium

Program:  Pens to Pictures
Guest Speakers
Numerous Workshops
Great Hall
10-18-2017 12:00 p.m. Wheelchair Basketball Gymnasium
Bldg 8
10-17-2017 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Diwali Celebration 2334
(Green Room)
10-25-2017 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuskegee Airman
Harold Brown Presentation
10-26-2017 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Movie: Life of Pi 2334
Green Room
11-02-2017 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Dia De Los Muertos Bldg 10 - 3rd FL
Main Street Café
11-13-2017 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. International Student Recognition Event and Celebration

Speakers:  An International Student & a Campus Employee
Bldg 7 - Library
Upper Level Loggia
11-14-2017 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Movie:  Two Blue Lines 2334
Green Room
December 2018 TBD Kwanzaa (0190) TBD
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Film Series:  Hidden Figures Smith Auditorium
01-15-2018 TBD MLK March/Rally Great Hall
February 2018 TBD Kuumba Nights (0132) TBD
February 2018 TBD Theatre Production (0175) TBD
February 2018 TBD REACH (0156) TBD
02-06-2018 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Film Series:  Fences Charity Earley
02-20-2018 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Film Series:  Moonlight Charity Earley
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Black Unity Conference

Guest Speaker:  Steve Pemberton
Feb 23 (Fri) 6:00pm-7:30pm
     Brother to Brother at McKinley UMC
Feb 24 (Sat) 10:00am-11:15pm
      Black Family Conf at Sinclair
Bldg 8 Stage Area
& Room 8025D
for both days
March 2018 TBD Women's History Month (0176) TBD
03-02-2018 5:30 p.m. NIA Awards (0155) Blair Hall
03-15-2018 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Film Series:  Certain Women Charity
April 2018 TBD Film Festival "From Carmen to Claudine" (in place of Emerging Voices (0151)) TBD
April 2018 TBD Holocaust Remembrance (0118) TBD
04-12-2018 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Film Series:  Zookeepers Wife Charity Earley
05-03-2018 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sankofa Kente Stole Ceremony Smith Auditorium



What is Diversity?

Diversity refers to the individual and group social differences that exist among people. The concept of diversity at Sinclair Community College encompasses the acceptance, inclusiveness, engagement, and mutual respect among students, faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the broader community.

Diversity means understanding that each individual is unique and by recognizing these individual differences and similarities, we add to the richness and texture of the educational experience.

Differences and similarities can be along various human dimensions, including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation/gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, age, disabilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, cultural perspectives, other ideologies, veteran status, and country of origin.

Honoring diversity requires a system that represents, supports, and respects these dimensions. This system constructs policies, practices, and structures to prepare students to be successful within the college, local, regional, and global communities.

Mission and Vision



Develop and sustain a supportive community, college-wide, with the intention of maximizing opportunities for the success of a diverse student population:

  • Recruit and retain a regionally and internationally diverse student population.
  • Recruit and retain a diverse faculty and staff committed to the success of all students.
  • Create and sustain a culture that values, supports, and celebrates diversity of people and intellectual perspectives.
  • Offer a curriculum that requires cultural competency as a learning outcome for all programs of study.
  • Ensure that the college’s policies, procedures, and day-to-day operations foster cultural competency, social justice and equity.
  • Assess the college’s progress annually toward the stated diversity mission. 
  • Review and revise authentically and systematically the needs of the internal and external communities


Enable and inspire students to learn about differing cultural and social backgrounds among their fellow students and in the local community.

Ensure that the college climate is welcoming to all by developing and maintaining a climate of acceptance and inclusiveness among faculty, staff, and students:

  • To promote a positive environment in which every student may choose to succeed.
  • To continue to offer diverse curriculum and global activities to students. 
  • To add to the richness and texture of the educational experience by representing, supporting, respecting, and honoring diversity.
  • To serve as a catalyst for cultural competency, social justice and equity within the institution and the communities with which the institution interacts.

Contact Information:

Michael E. Carter
Chief Diversity Officer
Building 12, Room 12220

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