Diversity Initiatives

The Diversity and Cultural Inclusion Council (DCIC) is a team of faculty and staff members from different areas of the college committed to helping Columbus State fully embrace diversity, inclusion and expand our collective cultural competency.  

The work of the Diversity and Cultural Inclusion Council (DCIC) will occur in three phases:

Phase 1: The Council's first task was to launch of the Diversity & Inclusion Survey in partnership with Performance Consulting Services. This survey opened to Columbus State employees and students April 16 – May 8, 2015 and is providing the Council and Executive Staff with important data about our campus climate and cultural competence.

Phase 2: After analyzing the data collected from the survey DCIC will take a "deeper dive" through focus groups. Final recommendations will be sent to Cabinet (Autumn 2016) for the creation of a Diversity Action Plan, which will complement the college's current strategies and will serve as a guide for maintaining culturally competent values, knowledge, practices, policies, and systems.

Phase 3: The Council will remain a standing group, overseeing the implementation and assessment of the action plan as well as providing a continued focus on cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion for the college.

To date, Columbus State has implemented several Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.  The initiatives include: Diversity Peer Educators, MAN Initiative, and Women's Connection.  Persistence and withdraw rates of students participating in the initiatives are significantly higher than those for all students at Columbus State as indicated by the table below.

04_outcomes_diversity_initiatives_au15.pdf

ID 15655

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #15655, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

Please note that for security purposes, contact information can only be provided to known contacts at active Achieving the Dream institutions.

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