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

Diversity Events for 2018

Event Date Time Event Location
05/03/2018 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sankofa Kente Stole Ceremony Smith Auditorium
06/07/2018 3:00 p.m. Flim Screening of "This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous" Charity

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
African American Student Meet and Greet 7006ABC
08/23/2018 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Dayton Multicultural Leadership Great hall
09/06/2018 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Double Film Series Featuring:
1. Constructing the Terroist Threat
2. The Day I Became a Woman

09/07/2018 7:00 p.m. Concert:
Bayard Rustin The Man
Behind the
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Month of Oct Perceptions of Home: The Urban
Appalachian Spirit Exhibit
10/04/2018 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. International Dean's List 7006ABC
10/04/2018 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Longest Table Outside Bldg 12
(Patio Area)
10/04/2018 Faculty/Students
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Guest Lecture Speaker: Bakari Sellers
Topic: Education, Equality, Civil Rights

Co-sponsored by the Norris Cole Foundation

Building 8 Stage Area
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Smith Auditorium
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

10/05/2018 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Youthful Offender Symposium Smith Auditorium
10/10/2018 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Film Series: Defiant Lives Charity 13845 - SIGNED
10/11/2018 Faculty/Students
04:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

05:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Disability Awareness Month

Guest Speaker: Jayson Gee
Topic: Mental Disorders
16714 - SIGNED
11/02/2018 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Film Series: Coco Room 12-116
11/13/2018 Faculty/Students
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Guest Lecture Speaker: Carol Leifer
Topic: Coming Out, The Gut, The Glory, The Grief
Book: When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win
Room 12-116
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Smith Auditorium
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12/01/2018   Kwanzaa (0190) Great Hall/Charity
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
05:30 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.
Film Series: Marshall Smith Auditorium
01/21/2019 9:30 a.m. MLK March/Rally
Performance by: Furaha
Great Hall
02/05/2019 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Film Series: Mudbound Charity
02/12/2019 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Film Series: Equal Means Equal Charity
02/13/2019 6:00 p.m. Black Love Day Bldg 8 Stage Area
03/01/2019 5:30 p.m. NIA Awards/GospelFest Bldg 2 Blair Hall Theatre
03/21/2019 Faculty/Students
03:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.

05:30 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Dr Temple
Topic: Educating Students
Who Have Different Kinds of
Room 12-116
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Smith Auditorium
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
9601 - SIGNED
03/25/2019 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Film Series: 3 Billboards
Outside Ebbing, Missouri
03/29/2019 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Black Unity Conference

Guest Speaker: Julianne
Topic: Racial & Cultural
Great Hall
Rooms 116 & 131
04/18/2019 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. FilmSeries: The Boy in
Striped Pajamas
05/02/2019 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Educator's Reception
(Sankofa Kente Stole)
05/02/2019 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sankofa Kente Stole Ceremony 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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