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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.


The Role of the Chief Diversity Officer in Community College Leadership, co-published by AACC and Rowman & Littlefield, provides an in-depth view of the roles and responsibilities of the chief diversity officer. It offers insight into diversity strategic planning and examines the various roles of diversity leaders at community colleges. Order your copy and use promo code RLEGEN17 to receive a 20% discount.

The 6th Annual Minority Male Student Leadership Institute will be held October 19-22, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. Hosted by the Presidents’ Roundtable of the National Council on Black American Affairs, the institute is an intensive leadership seminar for selected men enrolled in community colleges across the country. Application deadline is August 31st. For additional information and an application, please visit:

Food and Housing Insecurity Conference -It’s Time to Take Action
With an estimated one-third of community college students struggling with very low levels of food security and 14% experiencing homelessness, many college leaders are seeking effective ways to address housing and food challenges. #RealCollege — the nation’s only conference on college food and housing insecurity — is your chance to obtain knowledge you can immediately use. On October 23 and 24 in Philadelphia, practitioners, policymakers, advocates and scholars will come together for two days to learn how to take action. Organized by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab and Temple University, and sponsored by many including the Kresge Foundation, ACT Center on Equity, AERA, and Scholarship America, this is a working meeting that you will never forget. Check out the agenda and register now:

Sign CCCIE's Presidents for New American Sucess Pledge
The Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE) is launching a College Presidents Campaign to engage community college presidents in its work to accelerate the success of immigrant students and raise awareness of the critical role community colleges play in immigrant education and integration. Sign the Presidents Pledge to commit to advancing immigrant student success and helping the economy thrive. For more information, please visit:

 Upcoming Events

National Career and Technical Education Equity Council Conference
September 21-22, 2017
Tulsa, OK

6th Annual Minority Male Student Leadership Institute
Man-Up: Educating Minority Males for Leadership and Service
October 19-22, 2017
Baltimore, MD

The 15th Annual Males of Color Empowerment and Retention Conference
Redesigning the K-16 Educational Pipeline: The Solution—
Reconnecting and Reinvesting Institution Resources to Ensure Academic Success
Hosted by Houston Community and San Jacinto Community College Districts
October 26 - 28, 2017
Houston, TX


 Leadership Programs

NCCHC Leadership Symposium 2017
Latino Leadership in Community Colleges: Follow Your North Star
Miami, Florida
September 21-23, 2017 

16th Annual NCBAA Midlevel Institute for African American Professionals in Community Colleges
Baltimore, MD
October 15-20, 2017 

The 2017 Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership
Baltimore, MD
October 15-20, 2017

 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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Excellence in Student Success and Leadership Development

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