South Central College is committed to fostering a campus environment of inclusion, knowledge, and understanding in which faculty, staff, and students learn to value diversity and to respect individual differences that enrich our college community
South Central College (SCC) believes that diversity is essential to its daily operations and seeks to promote access and opportunity for all. SCC actively works to create a more inclusive environment that is welcoming, respectful, and supportive of diverse individuals, experiences, and perspectives. Diversity is important for many reasons:
- Diversity encourages critical thinking as multiple viewpoints are introduced at a time when students are challenging their existing beliefs and developing new ideas about the world.
- Diversity prepares students to work in a global and diverse workforce.
- Diversity encourages all of us to learn more about ourselves, our past, our present, and our future.
- Diversity challenges our preconceptions and misconceptions about others so that we may be better human beings.
Common Read Spring Semester Submissions Requested by October 30
The Diversity Committee is excited to sponsor a common read initiative Spring Semester 2016 on the topic of civil rights, this year’s diversity theme. We know that you have read a lot of great books on the topic of civil rights, and so we’re looking for book suggestions from YOU!
Here’s Our Timeline:
Today - Friday, October 30 - Faculty and staff are invited to suggest books for the common read with a civil rights theme
Monday, November 2 - Friday, November 6 - faculty and staff will view a list of suggested books and vote on the book they would like for the common read
Monday, November 9 - The “winner” of the vote for the common read book will be announced
November - The book will be made available in the bookstore
January - May - The college will host various common read activities for students, faculty, and staff
Remember, this all starts with suggestions from YOU. Please share a book title by October 30 so that we can unite as a college and ponder civil rights together.