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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 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    

MPI to host its 13th Annual Immigration Law & Policy Conference

The 13th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference, organized by the Migration Policy Institute, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and Georgetown Law, will offer timely policy and legal analysis as well as thoughtful discussion of key immigration topics facing the country and the incoming administration and Congress. Panels, featuring government leaders, researchers, service providers, and other immigration experts, will examine the effects of the political debate and upcoming election on future immigration policy; the contentious discussion surrounding refugee resettlement in the United States; developments in immigration detention and enforcement. The conference will take place Monday, September 12th , 2016, at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. For additional information and to register, please visit

Excelencia in Education will host its Annual Accelerating Latino Student Success (ALASS) Workshop

The ALASS Workshop is the meeting place for professionals setting the national agenda for Latino Student Success in Higher Education. Join college presidents, administrators, policy makers and students on September 21-22, 2016 in Washington, DC. For additional information and to register, please visit

National Summit for Courageous Conversation

On September 24-28, 2016, Pacific Educational Group will host its annual National Summit for Courageous Conversation (NSCC) in Austin, TX.  The Summit has convened annually since 2008 to provide educators and community members with the tools to think about and talk about racial equity in a manner that builds community, inspires institutional innovation and avoids the pitfalls of racial equity matters in diverse campus communities.  The guiding theme for this year, “Reflections of Our Better Selves,” addresses the need to purposefully engage in courageous conversations about race, our common humanity and a shared future during this time of historic social change in the US and the broader world.  For more information and to register, please visit

Experience OLS – Bellevue College, WA – Oct. 5-6

OLS is an associate’s degree program for individuals with cognitive disabilities. This conference is designed for those in college leadership positions that are interested in exploring the OLS Degree for 2017 and beyond. The visit will include spending time with students, observing the OLS classroom, experience the ART of OLS and strategically planning your next steps. For more information, please visit

Second Annual Convening Scheduled for Minority Serving Community Colleges

Save the dates! OCTAE is excited to be planning the second annual gathering of minority serving community colleges. We will welcome leaders, staff, faculty, and students from colleges around the country at the Department of Education for a two-day event, Nov. 1–2, 2016, in Washington, D.C. This year’s focus will be on career and technical education at minority serving community colleges, and will continue the communities of practice building begun last year. Some additional topics of interest will be equity in CTE and higher education, innovations in supporting low-income and at-risk students, best practices in developmental education, tips for accessing federal resources, developments in STEM education, and more. A call for presentation proposals and a registration site will be coming in September. Make sure you are subscribed to the OCTAE Connection newsletter at


 Upcoming Events

NCBAA – North Central Region Fall Conference
Closing all of the Loops: Assessment Driven Decision Making
for Student Success, Organization Sustainability, and Workforce Development
Sept. 23-24, 2016
Cincinnati, OH
For more information contact

Minority Serving Institution’s (MSI) Convening
Minority Student Success: Using Data to Effect Change
October 14-15, 2016 – Dallas, TX

Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership
October 23-28th, 2016
Intercontinental Hotel – St. Paul’s, MN
Early Deadline: May 15th


 Leadership Programs

National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC)
2016 Leadership Development Symposium
A New Day for Latinos in Community Colleges
September 22-24, 2016
Costa Mesa, CA

National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA)
15th Annual Carolyn Grubbs Williams Leadership Development Institute
October 23-28, 2016
St. Paul, MN
Deadline: October 1st.   

NCBAA 2ND Annual Advanced Leadership Institute (Open to LDI Alumni)
October 26-29, 2016
St. Paul, MN
Deadline: October 1st.

 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.

Minority Male Student Success in the Nation’s Community Colleges

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