Skip to Content
Sinclair College


Find info & services specific to you:


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
  • Visit the diversity webpage:
  • Participate in the YWCA 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge
Contact Information

Michael E. Carter, Chief Diversity Officer | Building 12, Room 220 | 937-512-3883

Michele E. Marcum, Executive Administrative Assistant | Building 12, Room 201 | 937-512-2164

2020 NIA Award Winners

Congratulations to the following people who were honored at the Celebration of Purpose NIA Awards and GospelFest held on Friday, February 28:

Staff Award:  De'Shawna Yamini

Student Award:  Daniel Peoples, III

Faculty:  Vonya Lewis-Thornton

Diversity Champion:  Melissa Ward

Community Service:  Jenell Ross

The NIA Awards Ceremony is held annually to showcase, celebrate and nurture achievements in creative arts, academics, mentorship, and leadership by Sinclair staff, faculty, students and community members.  NIA is one of the highlights of Sinclair's African-American History Month observances.

31 Days of Women 2020

Congratulations to the 31 Women of Sinclair recognized in 2020 who help make Sinclair the great place that it is. 

We encourage you to see the diversity in all of the women presented and think about how the world could be so much better if we celebrated and supported women on a consistent basis. 

The following is a list of the 31 Women of Sinclair recognized in 2020:

  • Marita Abram
  • Rahme Ashour
  • Margaret Bailey
  • Joyce Barnes
  • Kandise Bobo
  • Carol Bonner
  • Nika Commodore
  • Michelle Cox
  • Jennifer Custer
  • Angela Fernandez
  • Gracie Gregory
  • Amy Hartman
  • Becky Jantonio
  • Deena John
  • Candi Jones
  • Sonya Kirkwood
  • Annette Koronowski
  • Valerie Mayfield
  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Julie McDaniel
  • Gina Mills
  • Dara Moore
  • Jadine Rafi
  • Dawna Remecus
  • Susan Smith
  • Sandy Specht
  • TyAnn Stewart
  • Jennifer Tallman
  • Renata Waters
  • Korrin Ziswiler

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



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.

What Matters Most
Our Goals, Values and Beliefs



Sinclair College strives to see and acknowledge each student, faculty and staff member as an important contributor to our belief in equity for all.


Sinclair will be viewed as an institution that is welcoming to all, as evidenced by a climate of acceptance and inclusiveness among faculty, staff and students.  Everyone will understand the importance of cultural competency and embrace their role as global citizens.


  • Differences celebrated and essential to our success
  • Respect for every individual
  • Excellence in all that we do
  • Accountability for our roles, responsibilities and actions
  • Environment of support and inclusiveness

We Will:

  • Work to cultivate and maintain a diverse, inclusive and equitable campus climate for everyone who chooses Sinclair as a destination to study, work or meet.
  • Strive to attract, retain and graduate a diverse student body, representative of the communities we serve.
  • Strive to attract and retain a diverse and culturally competent staff and faculty that is representative of the communities we serve.
  • Set the standard, provide the support and drive individual accountability to everyone within Sinclair for respecting and contributing to an environment that is diverse, inclusive and equitable in its treatment of all people.

Equal Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Policy | Report an Incident