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 Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity 

AACC promotes increased access and success for the diverse community college population by securing federal and private support to colleges and providing opportunities, resources, and information related to persistence, retention, program completion, and transfer.

AACC is committed to diversity in its policies, programs, and relationships, as well as in its efforts to build, maintain, and promote a culture of equity and inclusion.


Bellevue College to Host Conference on Adults with Cognitive Disabilities

Bellevue College (WA) currently offers OLS, an associate’s degree program for Adults with Cognitive Disabilities. On February 25–26, OLS will be hosting a conference for college administrators that are interested in working with this diverse student population. This conference will provide experiences that will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge about OLS leading to the creation of an action plan for support, funding and structure. If you are interested in attending or receiving more information, please visit or e-mail at

Second Nature Encourages Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to Apply

Free course license and free workshops for MSI faculty involved with climate studies. Your institution will receive curriculum training/workshops (travel, room, board and stipend included), attend the AMS conference, and receive a 2 year free license to teach the AMS Climate Course. For more information please visit

Bridging the Gap for Foreign-Educated Immigrants: New Guide

The Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE) and WES Global Talent Bridge are pleased to announce the publication of "Bridging the Gap for Foreign-Educated Immigrants." The Guide highlights effective program models and promising practices from community colleges across the country and illustrates how community colleges and community-based organizations can collaborate to increase opportunities for skilled immigrants. You'll find practical ideas, recommendations, and resources that are useful for front-line advisors and administrators interested in helping skilled immigrants forge a viable career pathway in the U.S. Click here to download your free copy.

 Upcoming Events

7th Annual National Immigrant Integration Conference
December 14–16, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

9th Annual Black, Brown and College Bound Summit
“Turning the Page: Transforming the African American and Latino Male Experiences in Higher Education”
February 18–21, 2015
Tampa, FL

Network for Academic Renewal Conference
Diversity, Learning, and Student Success: Assessing and Advancing Inclusive Excellence”

March 26–28, 2015
San Diego, CA


 Leadership Programs

ACCT Governance Leadership Institute on Diversity
February 26–28, 2015
Miami, FL

2015 NADOHE Annual Conference
March 16–18, 2015
Washington, DC

 Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Kevin Christian
Senior Program Associate, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
Ph: 202.728.0200 x262

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