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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 12220 | 937-512-3883

Michele E. Marcum, Executive Administrative Assistant | Building 12, Room 12201 | 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
09/12/2019 3:30 p.m.

Diversity Film Series:  Blindspotting
Moderator:  Daniel Juday
Panelists:  Amaha Sellassie, Erica Fields, David Singleton
This is a Free event but Registration is Required.  Click here to register

Building 12, Room 12-116
    The World House Choir Presents:  
Our Planet Our Lives

In Observance of:
The United Nation's Climate Action For Peace Day
(Free Admission)

09/18/2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
Foundry Theatre, Antioch 920 Corry St., Yellow Springs

09/19/2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
Levit Pavilion, 33 S. Main St., Dayton

09/21/2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
Foundry Theatre, Antioch 920 Corry St., Yellow Springs

09/22/2019 @ 3:00 p.m.
High Street Methodist Church, 230 E. High St., Springfield
09/19/2019 12:00 p.m. Sinclair Book Club:  Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Building 7, Library-NW Loggia
10/02/2019 11:30 a.m. Longest Table Building 10 Plaza (outside)
10/03/2019 8:30 a.m. Reimaging...Effectuating Change from the Inside Out Symposium
Keynote Speaker:  Chef Jeff    Click here to register
Building 12, Smith Auditorium
10/04/2019 8:00 a.m. Closing the Equity Gap Summit. Click here to register Building 12, Great Hall
10/08/2019 3:30 pm Diversity Film Series:  Boy Erased Building 12, Room 116
10/15/2019 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Wonder Building 12, Smith Auditorium
10/17/2019 12:00 p.m. Sinclair Book Club:  Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Building 7, Library-NW Loggia
10/24/2019 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Becoming Bulletproof Building 12, Room 12-116
11/01/2019 TBD Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Film:  Spare Parts
Building 10
11/01/2019 5:00 p.m. Visiting Scholar:  Gilbert King
Author of "Beneath a Ruthless Sun"
Building 14, Grand Atrium
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 12-116
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 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Amazing Grace Building 12, Smith Auditorium
01/16/2020 5:30 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
02/11/2020 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  BlacKkKlansman Building 12, Room 12-116
10:00 a.m. Black History 101 Mobile Museum Building 14, Grand Atrium
02/20/2020 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Green Book Building 12, Room 12-116
3/18/2020 5:00 p.m. Middle Eastern Meal Building 12, Room 12-116
03/19/2020 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  A Star is Born Building 12, Room 12-116
03/31/2020 11:30 a.m. 31 Days of Women Reception
Keynote Speaker:  Jessica A. Rickert, DDS
First Female American Indian Dentist in the Country
Building 12, Room 12-116
04/16/2020 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Operation Finale Building 12, Charity Earley
05/04/2020 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Crazy Rich Asians Building 12, Room 12-116
05/01/2020 4:30 p.m. Educator's Reception Building 12, Room 12-131
05/01/2020 6:00 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.

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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