Diversity at DCC

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Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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

Leading these efforts are Chief Diversity Officer Jacqueline Goffe-McNish, who is a long-time member of DCC’s English faculty and the College’s Diversity Council, comprised of constituents from the campus community.

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 all the sectors of the community of DCC.

2. Facilitate the institutionalization of diversity by incorporating diverse voices in all departments and governing bodies of the college.

3. Demand engagement in the conversation and hold everyone accountable.

DCC encourages students to take advantage of courses and activities that foster an understanding of various cultures and the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. This page will serve as a resource to help support these efforts.