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Diversity on Campus

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

Upcoming Diversity Events

All events are located on Sinclair's Dayton Campus and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Click here for driving directions to Sinclair's Dayton Campus and for parking information.

Event Date Time Event Location
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Film Series: Marshall Building 12, Smith Auditorium
01/21/2019 9:30 a.m. MLK March/Rally, Featuring a Performance by Furaha Henry-Jones Building 12, Great Hall
02/05/2019 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Film Series: Mudbound Building 12, Charity Earley Auditorium
02/12/2019 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Film Series: Equal Means Equal Building 12, Charity Earley Auditorium
02/13/2019 6:00 p.m. Black Love Day Building 8 Stage Area
03/01/2019 5:30 p.m. NIA Awards/GospelFest Building 2, Blair Hall Theatre
03/21/2019 Faculty/Students:
3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Dr Temple Grandin
Topic: Educating Students Who Have Different Kinds of Minds

Building 12, Room 12-116
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sinclair in Centerville
(5800 Clyo Road, Centerville, Ohio 45459)
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

03/25/2019 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Film Series: 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Building 12, Charity Earley Auditorium
03/29/2019 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Black Unity Conference

Guest Speaker: Julianne Malveaux
Topic: Racial & Cultural Economics
Building 12, Great Hall,
and Rooms 12-116 & 12-131
(Breakout Sessions)
04/18/2019 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Film Series: The Boy in Striped Pajamas Building 12, Charity Earley Auditorium
05/02/2019 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Educator's Reception for the Sankofa Kente Stole Ceremony Building 12, Room 12-116
05/02/2019 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sankofa Kente Stole Ceremony Building 12, Great Hall



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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