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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 National Immigrant Heritage Month
June is National Immigrant Heritage Month a time to celebrate diversity and immigrants’ shared American heritage. The second annual Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM) is dedicated to those who have contributed to the United States’ communities, economy and its vibrant diversity.. Please share any programming that you campus is doing by sending it to For more information on the month please visit here.

M2C3 National Consortium on College Men of Color 
The National Consortium on College Men of Color (NCCMC) working group meeting will take place July 29 and 30 in San Diego, California at San Diego State University. The consortium is hosted by the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) in partnership with the Community College League of California (CCLC), National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE), and African American Male Education Network and Development (A2MEND). The consortium provides capacity building support to community colleges engaged in efforts to improve student success outcomes for men of color in community colleges. To learn more about the consortium, click here. For questions on the working group meeting, contact Meredith Ross mross@interwork.sdsu.ed.

NCCHC Call for Proposals
The National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) is the premier organization for Hispanic leadership development in community colleges. NCCHC asks that you share your knowledge and expertise with your colleagues by submitting a proposal for a presentation at the 2015 Leadership Symposium. The Symposium will be held September 17-19th in Ft. Worth, TX. The deadline for proposals is June 30th.  For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. All doctoral level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible, regardless of academic department. Graduate students in fields where the Master's degree is the terminal degree, such as the MFA in art, are also eligible. (Nominees must hold student status in January 2016.) For more information, please visit here. The deadline is October 1st.   

Excelencia in Education’s 2015 Accelerating Latino Student Success Workshop (ALASS)
Join Excelencia on Wednesday, September 23rd, in Washington, DC  for a full interactive day with innovative professionals from across the country exchanging information on effective institutional strategies, powerful analysis, and first access to new resources for Latino students in post-secondary education. For additional information and to register please visit here.  

 Upcoming Events

The National Council of Instructional Administrators (NCIA) serves as the national voice for the involvement of community college instructional administrators in policy planning and decision making. "The Insight You Need to Navigate Upward" innovative workshop will further your understanding of the relationship between presidents and their chief academic officers. The NCIA Workshop for Aspiring Chief Academic Officers will be held at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska, July 17-18, 2015.

Combating Campus Violence through Title IX & VAWA
Going from the Basics to the “Best Practices”: Combating Campus Violence through Title IX & VAWA. On July 31, 2015, Orange Coast College is hosting the Campus SaVEty Forum sponsored by the National Campus Violence Reduction Initiative ( Register Now.

NCWE Conference in Partnership with the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
October 14-16, 2015 in Portland, OR.

The Presidents’ Roundtable (PRT) will host the 4th Annual Men of Color Student Leadership Institute October 29 – November 1st, 2015 in Atlanta, GA - Deadline for Student Applications is July 15th.  For more information please visit


 Leadership Programs

LGBTQ Leaders in Higher Education: Shaping Our Futures Conference

Hosted by Adler University in Chicago, Illinois, this first-of-its-kind conference is for LGBTQ administrators in higher education, as well was early professionals considering or desiring to be college administrators. The conference will be held June 26-28 in Chicago, IL, and will be presented by the LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education. For more information and to register, please visit

NCCHC Leadership Symposium for Hispanic Leaders in Community Colleges
September 17-19th – Ft. Worth, TX

NCBAA Leadership Development Institute for African American Community College Administrators
October 25-31st – Atlanta, GA
Deadline: October 2nd

The Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership
October 25-31st – Atlanta, GA
For an application please email Dr. Charlene Newkirk @

 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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