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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.


AACC Celebrates Women's History Month

In celebration of Women’s History Month, AACC is looking for images of women in community colleges to showcase on the AACC website. Positive images depicting leadership, scholarship, and service will be highly considered. Images must be high resolution (300dpi) and sized to 730 (width) pixels x 284 (height) pixels. Include the college name and any photographer credits to be used. Please send no more than two images to Kevin Christian.   

NCBAA-NE Region – 2015 Dissertation of the Year Award

The NCBAA-Northeast Region Dissertation of the Year award will recognize an individual whose exemplary doctoral dissertation aligns with the mission of NCBAA, contributes to the literature on community colleges, and/or makes a substantial contribution to policy, procedures, and practice that has an impact on African American students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Exemplary research revises understanding of a researchable problem associated with African Americans in the community college, identifies a research problem new to the field, and/or demonstrates sound interdisciplinary research. For more information and application requirements, please visit    

NADOHE and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC): The Building of a Successful Strategic Partnership 

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education will offer a special Pre-conference Institute for Community Colleges, Monday, March 16 3:00–5:00 p.m. in Washington, D.C. NADOHE is committed to seeking out, building and growing successful strategic partnerships that benefit their diverse membership. This session will be a collaborative conversation and sharing of best practices regarding the value of the community colleges and the impact on college enrollment and completion of larger numbers of diverse students and their eventual transfer to four-year colleges and universities. This collaborative partnership will strengthen the collective success and professional networks between two- and four-year colleges. For more information, please visit:  

New Guidebook - Teaching Men of Color in the Community College

The Minority Male Community College Collaborative  (M2C3) releases its new guidebook - Teaching Men of Color in the Community College. To order your copy or to get more information please visit or contact Dr. L. Wood at  

 Upcoming Events

NCBAA Northeast 2015 Spring Conference
Redesigning Pathways for Institutional Success
March 19–20, 2015
Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT

Southern Regional Minority Male Empowerment Conference
The Remix: Recruiting, Educating, and Retaining Males of Color in Higher Education
March 23–24, 2015
Jackson, Mississippi

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

March 26–28, 2015
San Diego, CA

NAPE Professional Development Institute (PDI) 2015
April 20–23, 2015
Alexandria, VA


 Leadership Programs

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


Learn more about our Minority Male Student Success Database.

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