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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
11/01/2019 5:00 p.m. Visiting Scholar:  Gilbert King
Author of "Beneath a Ruthless Sun"
Building 14
Premier Health Grand Entrance
11/04/2019 5:30 p.m. Visiting Scholar:  Wil Haygood
A Conversation with the Storyteller
Building 12, Smith Auditorium
11/05/2019 8:00 a.m. LeaderSHIFT for Diversity & Inclusion Officers
Guest Speaker:  Daniel Juday
Click here to register
Building 12, Charity Earley & Room 171
11/06/2019 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  North Dixie Drive Building 12, Room 116
11/7/2019 2:00 p.m. Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Film:  Spare Parts
Building 12, Room 116
11/8/2019 12:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Record Sealing Fair
Hosted by ABLE Legal Clinic
Building 7, Library, NW Loggia
11/14/2019 4:00 p.m. Meet Playwright, Katie Cappiello
Presentation and Q&A on "Rape Culture"
Building 2, Blair Hall Theatre
11/18/2019 12:00 p.m. International Student Recognition Celebration Building 7, Library, Upper Level Loggia
11/20/2019 7:00 p.m. Transgender Day of Remembrance Building 12, Great Hall
11/21/2019 12:00 p.m. Sinclair Book Club:  Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Building 7, Library-NW Loggia
12/07/2019 5:00 p.m. Pre-Kwanzaa Building 12, Great Hall
01/15/2020 5:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Amazing Grace Sinclair Centerville Regional Center
5800 Clyo Road, Centerville OH
01/16/2020 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Amazing Grace Building 12, Smith Auditorium
01/20/2020 9:30 a.m. Martin Luther King March/Rally Building 12, Great Hall
01/31/2020 6:00 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  The Hate You Give Building 12, Charity Earley
02/01/2020 8:30 a.m. Black Unity Conference
Keynote Speaker:  David Pilgrim,
                                 Executive Director of the Jim Crow Museum
Building 12, Great Hall
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
03/18/2020 5:00 p.m. Middle Eastern Meal Building 12, Room 116
03/19/2020 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  A Star is Born 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, Room 116
04/01/2020 10:00 a.m. Celebrate Appalachia Building 8, Student Activity Center
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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