We sponsor organizations, programs, meetings and events that encourage the academic success, cultural awareness and understanding as well as advocacy of the members of our diverse campus community.
Diversity and Inclusion Committee
The aim of the committee is to provide vision, make recommendations/action plans and oversee efforts at a high level, and to;
- Be a forum for sharing information across the College regarding programs, practices, and activities that promote equity-mindedness and inclusive working and learning environments.
- To educate and support college faculty, staff, and campus partners in understanding that this work is everyone’s responsibility and to help generate a welcoming and supportive community.
- To help create and maintain a safe space for a diverse and multicultural community of respectful persons, which, is “baked” into the culture of the College and recognized as an essential component of the educational mission of the College.
- To provide leadership through sharing information on committee initiatives and programs with staff in their home departments and our community partners.
Programming and Training
We sponsor cultural awareness and heritage programs, social justice and advocacy programs, minority and international student groups, identity-based organizations, student leadership programs, collaboration with secondary schools and community organizations and other diversity initiatives.
Multicultural Perspectives Series (MPS)
MPS is a forum that provides an informal atmosphere for students to engage with John A. Logan College Alumni, fellow students, faculty and staff, and community members. Guest speakers/presenters share their personal and/or professional multicultural experiences with students. The goal of this program is to increase opportunities for our students to experience more diverse views and cultures that will create openness to enriching their future professional responsibilities and personal lives in today’s global politics and economy. MPS will be scheduled once a month in the fall and spring semesters.
International Program offers a wide range of international education opportunities for students and the community. Lectures, exhibits, and performances frequently have an international flavor, and roundtable discussions on topics of international interest are also held several times each semester. The college has an International Education Committee and we’re a member of the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP). Contact the director: Ms. Kem Pinto at email@example.com or ext. 8315.
Acts of Kindness Project
Acts of Kindness Project provides an opportunity for John A. Logan College students to reach out and serve the youth in the community especially among the traditionally underrepresented populations of youth.
The Gathering of Men and Women
The purpose of the “Gathering of Men and Women” initiative at John A. Logan College is to impact JALC Black students, the campus and the wider communities through leadership and engagements that promote the uplifting and empowerment of Blacks. Participants at this event will be informed of those critical issues which affect so many of our communities especially with regard to college and career success, both on and off-campus. This presentation will explore and discuss productive solutions to some of these critical issues to increase academic and career success. At the same time, it will strive to eliminate the feeling of disconnect on campus, strengthen and advance our communities.
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion in conjunction with the Black Student Association sponsors the “Gathering of Men” event to provide additional opportunity for Black male students and students of color, JALC faculty, staff, and community professionals to network and fellowship with each other. The goal is to forge and foster relationships that can lead to peer support and mentorship amongst attendees.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to submit creative pieces for publication in the 2016 third edition of “Diversity Spotlight.” Please share with interested students in your classes.
Submissions may include artwork, stories, creative non-fiction, drama, fiction, poetry, and song lyrics.