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Diversity at DCC

Table full of LGBTQIA+ related books.
Each year Ritz Library puts a spotlight on LGBTQIA+ History Month with a broad selection of great nonfiction and fiction that explores history, identity, community, culture, legal issues, and personal triumphs. Anyone with a DCC ID can check them out. So...check them out!

Dutchess Community College is committed to the values and goals of diversity, equity and inclusion and to providing a teaching and learning environment that's respectful of — and welcoming to — all.

The Diversity Council’s charge is to:

  1. Create access to meaningful information/ideas which will demand/hold our community accountable for inclusion and diversity in the DCC community.
  2. Incorporate diverse voices in all departments and governing bodies of the college.
  3. Demand engagement in the conversation and hold everyone accountable.

We encourage you to take advantage of courses and activities that foster an understanding of various cultures and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion. 


The DCC Foundation Announces the Diversity and Social Justice Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a student from an underrepresented population preferably studying in the STEM field, as was our former student, Maurice Gordon. The scholarship will be awarded by the DCC Diversity Council as part of the College's spring scholarship application process.

Visit the link below for more information about Maurice Gordon, the scholarship, and how you can donate.


Contact Us

Melissa Carlo, Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Hudson Hall, room 400

Phone: (845) 431-8508

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601