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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
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


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
02/07/2020 11:30 a.m. Name That Tune - R&B Edition
Compete against your Colleagues for Fun & Prizes
Building 2, Room 2334 (Green Room)
02/11/2020 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  BlacKkKlansman Building 12, Room 116
02/13/2020 6:00 p.m. Black Love Day Building 8, Student Activity Center
10:00 a.m. Black History 101 Mobile Museum Building 14
Premier Health Grand Entrance
02/20/2020 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Green Book Building 12, Room 116
02/28/2020 8:15 a.m. 27th Annual REACH Across Dayton
Register at
Building 12, Great Hall
02/28/2020 5:30 p.m. 11 Annual Celebration of Purpose - Nia Awards/Gospel Fest
Reception @ 5:30 p.m.  /  Program @ 6:30 p.m.
Building 2
Blair Hall Theatre
03/14/2020 9:30 a.m. Jack Bennett Young Writers' Workshop
Featuring Dayton Poetry Legend:  Sierra Leone
Registration @ 9:30 a.m. / Sierra Leone @ 10:00 a.m.
Building 7, Library Loggia
03/19/2020 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  A Star is Born Building 12, Room 116
03/31/2020 7:30 a.m. Dayton Women in Leadership Symposium Building 12, Room 116
03/31/2020 11:30 a.m. 31 Days of Women Reception
Keynote Speaker:  Jessica A. Rickert, DDS
First American Indian Female Dentist in the Country
Building 12, Charity Earley
03/31/2020 5:30 p.m. African Night Building 12, Charity Earley
04/01/2020 10:00 a.m. Celebrate Appalachia Building 8, Student Activity Center
05/02/2020 12:00pm Jackie Robinson/Negro Leagues Baseball Remembrance Game
Sinclair College vs Wright State University-Lake Campus
Day Air Ballpark
(formerly Dayton Dragon's Ball Field)
04/09/2020 1:00 p.m. Stronger Together
A Diversity & Inclusion Event
Building 12, Charity Earley
04/16/2020 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Operation Finale Building 12, Charity Earley
05/01/2020 4:30 p.m. Educator's Reception Building 12, Room 131
05/01/2020 6:00 p.m. Sankofa Kente Stole Ceremony Building 12, Great Hall
05/04/2020 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Crazy Rich Asians Building 12, Room 116



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.

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