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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    

The National Advancing Equity in Adult, Community College, and Career and Technical Education Symposium 

The U.S. Department of Education’s will host a convening of external stakeholders around equity in adult, community college, and career and technical education on October 31st. For information on registration, meeting information, and other details, please visit the symposium website at registration deadline is October 21st.  

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

Minority Serving Community Colleges Convening

The U.S. Department of Education will host a national convening of minority serving community colleges, November 1-2, 2016 in Washington, DC. There is no conference registration fee. For information on registration, agenda, and other details, please visit  Solicitations for presentations are also being accepted.  Space is limited. 

The Kaleidoscope Leadership Institute

The Kaleidoscope Leadership Institute will be held November 16-20, 2016, in Costa Mesa, California. The institute is a unique in-person 4-day professional development forum tailored for leaders who are women of color in community colleges who seek higher ranks of leadership in higher education.  For additional information, please visit or email Toni Belcher at

Community College Embedded Institute

The Community College Embedded Institute (CCEI) will be held April 6-8, 2017, in Denver, Colorado, as part of the annual Continuums of Service conference. Community college faculty, staff, and administrators are strongly encouraged to submit a concurrent session proposal on service learning and community engagement for the CCEI track. Deadline for submission: October 14, 2016. For More information, please visit

Call for Proposals for 11th Annual Black, Brown and College Bound

Hillsborough Community College will host the 11th annual Black, Brown and College Bound Conference (BBCB), February 22-25, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.  The BBCB committee invites presentations and panel discussions for Summit. The presentation and panel discussions of should focus on the theme of: Pathways to Success: The Next Decade for Black and Latino Males in Higher Education. For additional information and to submit a proposal please visit submission deadline is October 31st


 Upcoming Events

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 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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