As a reflection of our institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion, St. Charles Community College has created a Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan based upon continuous assessment and improvement principles to impact campus culture and transformation. The ongoing and evolving Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan is responsive to our campus community climate, articulated goals and objectives. The campus-wide Diversity and Inclusion Council, comprised of students, faculty and staff and led by the Chief Diversity Officer, will champion strategic oversight and initiatives, while leadership will provide campus-wide accountability.
Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan
SCC’s Diversity Certificate offers students an opportunity to exhibit their specialized experience with diversity while acquiring their general education. It indicates that students have participated in college-level academic discourse on topics such as age, race, gender, disabilities, and culture. These may encompass Gender Studies, Diaspora Studies (Black, Indian, Native American Indian and Jewish Studies, for example), Disabilities Studies, and Regional Studies.
Check out Contemporary Fiction – LGBT Literature, Psychology of Hate or Introduction to Global Studies
College 101 also features a section on Diversity!
Check out the Diversity Certificate of Specialization
SCC’s Annual Staff In-Service in 2017 featured Denise DeCou, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Content Delivery and Program Delivery. Ms. DeCou presented Diversity 1.0 and 2.0, with a focus on "Awareness" by examining culture and "Understanding" with a focus on unconscious bias.
Diversity 3.0 and 4.0 will be offered Oct. 26. The focus of 3.0 and 4.0 is Commitment and Action. The session will be interactive and include experiential activities and group discussion.
Please plan to attend and hope to see you there!
Lunch and Learn sessions will be offered during Sept., Oct., Nov., Feb., March and April. Join us for a lively discussion on current issues related to Diversity and Inclusion.
Off Campus Diversity & Inclusion Events
Civic Arts Company Presents "RACE"
Presented in collaboration with Civic Arts Company and the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
First published in 1992 at the height of the furor over the Rodney King incident, Studs Terkel’s Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession was an immediate bestseller. Civic Arts Company will present this one-act theatrical adaptation by Jamie Pachino, which brings out the full complexity of the thoughts and emotions of both blacks and whites, uncovering a fascinating narrative of changing opinions. The performance will be followed by a discussion of the highly charged material by the four actors, who have been trained by the Anti-Defamation League.
Tickets are available via the [REGISTER] link below or by calling (314) 361-9017.
When: Sunday, Dec. 10 2017 at 1 p.m.
Where: Lee Auditorium
How Much: $7 per person; $5 per MHM Member
Exhibit(s): #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis
Diversity Awareness Partnership
19% of SCC students self identify as minorities.
Over 120 International Students from 37 different countries are enrolled at SCC.
Last year SCC’s Disability Support Services worked with over 650 students.