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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.


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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. Get more information.

The National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) will host its 2017 Leadership Development Symposium in Miami, Florida, September 21–23. Proposal submissions for presentation are due by June 30th.

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 July 17th. For additional information and an application, please visit,

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   

Sign the Presidents Pledge to commit to advancing immigrant student success and helping the economy thrive.

 Upcoming Events

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


Joint Statement of Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and
Excellence in Student Success and Leadership Development

Learn more about our Minority Male Student Success Database.

Minority Male Student Success in the Nation’s Community Colleges

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