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Diversity on Campus

The Challenge

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

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Michael E. Carter, Chief Diversity Officer
michael.carter@sinclair.edu | Building 12, Room 220 | 937-512-3883

Michele E. Marcum, Executive Administrative Assistant
michele.marcum@sinclair.edu | Building 12, Room 201 | 937-512-2164

Equal Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Policy

 
 

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Upcoming Diversity Events

In person diversity events have been canceled due to COVID-19. Available are remote diversity events. Or attend a podcast, TED Talks, or webinar!

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
Time
Event
Location
July 16 11:00 a.m. College Behind Bars - Episode 1: Nobody Ever Taught Me Any Of That - Video Discussion led by Heidi Arnold - Register here Zoom Room
July 21 1:00 p.m. I Am Not Your Negro - Film Discussion Group led by Tom Roberts - Register here Zoom Room
July 22 10:00 a.m. The Disturbing History of the Suburbs -Discussion led by Jared Cutler on the video of Adam Ruins Everything S1 E3 - Register here Zoom Room
July 22 1:00 p.m. I Am Not Your Negro - Film Discussion Group led by Trey Clements - Register here Zoom Room
July 23 11:00 a.m. Why I Work To Remove Barriers For Students With Disabilities - Group Discussion led by Alicia Schroeder on TEDTalk by Haben Girma - Register here Zoom Room
July 23 11:00 a.m. I Am Not Your Negro - Film Discussion Group led by Tom Roberts - Register here Zoom Room
July 29 10:00 a.m. The Disturbing History Of The Suburbs - Discussion led by Jared Cutler on the video of Adam Ruins Everything S1 E43 - Register here Zoom Room
August 06 1:00 p.m. Begin Again: Calls On James Baldwin's America And It's Urgent Lessons For Our Own - Discussion led by Vonya Lewis-Thornton on the book by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. and video interview with Professor Glaude - Register here Zoom Room


August 14

3:30 p.m. Immigrant Voices Make Democracy Stronger - Discussion led by Deena John on the TEDTalk by Sayu Bhojwani - Register here Zoom Room
August 26 10:00 a.m. Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man - Discussion led by Michael Carter on the TEDTalk by Emmanuel Acho - Register here  

 
Podcasts:
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Webinars:
 

Diversity T-Shirts

Diversity T-shirts

If you do not have a diversity t-shirt, please contact Michele Marcum at michele.marcum@ sinclair.edu and she will get one to you.
 

2020 NIA Award Winners

Congratulations to the following people who were honored at the Celebration of Purpose NIA Awards and GospelFest held on Friday, February 28:

Staff Award:  De'Shawna Yamini

Student Award:  Daniel Peoples, III

Faculty:  Vonya Lewis-Thornton

Diversity Champion:  Melissa Ward

Community Service:  Jenell Ross

The NIA Awards Ceremony is held annually to showcase, celebrate and nurture achievements in creative arts, academics, mentorship, and leadership by Sinclair staff, faculty, students and community members.  NIA is one of the highlights of Sinclair's African-American History Month observances.

31 Days of Women 2020

Congratulations to the 31 Women of Sinclair recognized in 2020 who help make Sinclair the great place that it is. 

We encourage you to see the diversity in all of the women presented and think about how the world could be so much better if we celebrated and supported women on a consistent basis. 

The following is a list of the 31 Women of Sinclair recognized in 2020:

  • Marita Abram
  • Rahme Ashour
  • Margaret Bailey
  • Joyce Barnes
  • Kandise Bobo
  • Carol Bonner
  • Nika Commodore
  • Michelle Cox
  • Jennifer Custer
  • Angela Fernandez
  • Gracie Gregory
  • Amy Hartman
  • Becky Jantonio
  • Deena John
  • Candi Jones
  • Sonya Kirkwood
  • Annette Koronowski
  • Valerie Mayfield
  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Julie McDaniel
  • Gina Mills
  • Dara Moore
  • Jadine Rafi
  • Dawna Remecus
  • Susan Smith
  • Sandy Specht
  • TyAnn Stewart
  • Jennifer Tallman
  • Renata Waters
  • Korrin Ziswiler

What Matters Most
Our Goals, Values and Beliefs

BECAUSE WE DO NOT WALK IN THE SAME SHOES... WE HAVE DIVERSE NEEDS

Mission:

Sinclair College strives to see and acknowledge each student, faculty and staff member as an important contributor to our belief in equity for all.

Vision:

Sinclair will be viewed as an institution that is welcoming to all, as evidenced by a climate of acceptance and inclusiveness among faculty, staff and students.  Everyone will understand the importance of cultural competency and embrace their role as global citizens.

Values:

  • Differences celebrated and essential to our success
  • Respect for every individual
  • Excellence in all that we do
  • Accountability for our roles, responsibilities and actions
  • Environment of support and inclusiveness

We Will:

  • Work to cultivate and maintain a diverse, inclusive and equitable campus climate for everyone who chooses Sinclair as a destination to study, work or meet.
  • Strive to attract, retain and graduate a diverse student body, representative of the communities we serve.
  • Strive to attract and retain a diverse and culturally competent staff and faculty that is representative of the communities we serve.
  • Set the standard, provide the support and drive individual accountability to everyone within Sinclair for respecting and contributing to an environment that is diverse, inclusive and equitable in its treatment of all people.