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Diversity on Campus

The Sinclair Challenge

We challenge you to foster a community that embraces diversity, inclusion and equity here at Sinclair and to:

  • Attend one or several Diversity and Inclusion events offered
  • Have coffee or lunch with someone of a different background
  • Acknowledge someone that you see in the hallway, library, or marketplace
Contact Information

Michael E. Carter, Chief Diversity Officer | Building 12, Room 12220 | 937-512-3883

Michele E. Marcum, Executive Administrative Assistant | Building 12, Room 12201 | 937-512-2164


  • American Holocaust - by David E. Stannard
    Columbus and the conquest of the New World

  • At The Hands Of Persons Unknown - by Philip Dray
    The lynching of Black America

  • Beautiful Boy - by David Sheff
    A father's journey through his son's addiction

  • Beneath A Ruthless Sun - by Gilbert King
    A true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found

  • Boy Erased - by Garrard Conley
    A Memoir of identify, faith, and family

  • Crazy Rich Asians - by Kevin Kwan
    A novel introducing a contemporary Asia to a North American audience

  • Dog Whistle Politics - by Ian Haney Lopez
    How coded racial appeals have reinvented racism and wrecked the middle class

  • Generation Z LEADS - by Corey Seemiller, Meghan Grace
    A guide for developing the leadership capacity of Generation Z students

  • If Beale Street Could Talk - by James Baldwin
    A love story set in Harlem in the early 1970s

  • In The Company Of Women - by Grace Bonney
    Inspiration and advise from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs

  • Insane - by Alisa Roth
    America's criminal treatment of mental illness

  • Islam - by John Kaltner
    What non-Muslims should know

  • Lies My Teacher Told Me - by James W. Loewen
    Everything your American History textbook got wrong

  • Mexicans in the Making of America - by Neil Foley
    A sweeping view of the evolution of Mexican America

  • Mudbound - by Hillary Jordan
    A novel about the Jim Crow south immediately following World War II

  • Reading with Patrick - by Michelle Kuo
    A teacher, a student, and a life-changing friendship

  • Tigerland - by Wil Haygood
    1968-1969: A city divided, a nation torn apart, and a magical season of healing

  • Underground America - by Peter Orner, Annie Holmes, Tom Andes
    Narratives of undocumented lives

  • We Were Eight Years in Power - by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    A collection of essays written by the author during Obama's presidency

  • Why? - by Peter Hayes
    Explaining the Holocaust


Upcoming Diversity Events

All events are located on Sinclair's Dayton Campus and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Click here for driving directions to Sinclair's Dayton Campus and for parking information.

Event Date
09/12/2019 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Blindspotting Building 12, Room 12-116
10/02/2019 11:30 a.m. Longest Table Outside Building 10
10/03/2019 8:30 a.m. Prison Reform Symposium
Keynote Speaker:  Chef Jeff
Building 12, Smith Auditorium
10/04/2019 8:00 a.m. Closing the Equity Gap Summit Building 12, Great Hall
10/09/2019 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Wonder Building 12, Room 12-116
11/01/2019 TBD Dia de los Muertos
Film:  Spare Parts
Building 10
11/01/2019 5:00 p.m. Visiting Scholar:  Gilbert King Building 14, Grand Atrium
11/04/2019 5:00 p.m. Visiting Scholar:  TBD Building 12, Smith Auditorium
11/06/2019 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  North Dixie Drive Building 12, Room 12-116
12/07/2019 5:00 p.m. Pre-Kwanzaa Building 12, Great Hall
01/15/2020 3:30 p.m. Broadway Musical:  I Have A Dream Building 12, Smith Auditorium
01/16/2020 5:30 p.m. Broadway Musical:  I Have A Dream Building 12, Smith Auditorium
01/20/2020 9:30 a.m. Martin Luther King March/Rally Building 12, Great Hall
01/31/2020 6:00 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  The Hate You Give Building 12, Charity Earley
02/01/2020 8:30 a.m. Black Unity Conference
Keynote Speaker:  David Pilgrim,
                                 Executive Director of the Jim Crow Museum
Building 12, Great Hall
02/11/2020 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  BlacKkKlansman Building 12, Room 12-116
10:00 a.m. Black History 101 Mobile Museum Building 14, Grand Atrium
02/20/2020 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Green Book Building 12, Room 12-116
03/19/2020 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  A Star is Born Building 12, Room 12-116
03/31/2020 11:30 a.m. 31 Days of Women Reception
Keynote Speaker:  Jessica A. Rickert, DDS
Building 12, Room 12-116
04/16/2020 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Operation Finale Building 12, Charity Earley
05/04/2020 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series:  Crazy Rich Asians Building 12, Room 12-116
05/01/2020 6:00 p.m. Sankofa Kente Stole Ceremony Building 12, Great Hall



What is Diversity?

Diversity refers to the individual and group social differences that exist among people. The concept of diversity at Sinclair Community College encompasses the acceptance, inclusiveness, engagement, and mutual respect among students, faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the broader community.

Diversity means understanding that each individual is unique and by recognizing these individual differences and similarities, we add to the richness and texture of the educational experience.

Differences and similarities can be along various human dimensions, including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation/gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, age, disabilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, cultural perspectives, other ideologies, veteran status, and country of origin.

Honoring diversity requires a system that represents, supports, and respects these dimensions. This system constructs policies, practices, and structures to prepare students to be successful within the college, local, regional, and global communities.

Mission and Vision



Develop and sustain a supportive community, college-wide, with the intention of maximizing opportunities for the success of a diverse student population:

  • Recruit and retain a regionally and internationally diverse student population.
  • Recruit and retain a diverse faculty and staff committed to the success of all students.
  • Create and sustain a culture that values, supports, and celebrates diversity of people and intellectual perspectives.
  • Offer a curriculum that requires cultural competency as a learning outcome for all programs of study.
  • Ensure that the college’s policies, procedures, and day-to-day operations foster cultural competency, social justice and equity.
  • Assess the college’s progress annually toward the stated diversity mission. 
  • Review and revise authentically and systematically the needs of the internal and external communities


Enable and inspire students to learn about differing cultural and social backgrounds among their fellow students and in the local community.

Ensure that the college climate is welcoming to all by developing and maintaining a climate of acceptance and inclusiveness among faculty, staff, and students:

  • To promote a positive environment in which every student may choose to succeed.
  • To continue to offer diverse curriculum and global activities to students. 
  • To add to the richness and texture of the educational experience by representing, supporting, respecting, and honoring diversity.
  • To serve as a catalyst for cultural competency, social justice and equity within the institution and the communities with which the institution interacts.

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