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Diversity at AACC - Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions below were prepared by the AACC Diversity Committee to further emphasize the commitment of this institution to diversity as related to the curriculum, the student body, and the college’s employees.

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What is AACC’s Diversity Plan?
The Diversity Plan informs and directs our diversity efforts. In order to build on the successes, The Diversity Committee develops a plan that provides a structure in which to create and sustain an environment that allows people of different backgrounds, economic levels, values and beliefs to flourish and contribute, both in the classroom and in the workplace.

AACC has a Diversity Plan with five primary goals and specific action items under each of the respective goal areas. The goals are:

  • GOAL 1: Create and sustain a college culture and climate that welcome and support diversity
  • GOAL 2: Develop and implement a comprehensive system of responsibility and accountability for advancing the goals of the diversity plan 
  • GOAL 3: Recruit, retain and support the success of a diverse student population, especially those from underrepresented groups 
  • GOAL 4: Infuse diversity into the curriculum 
  • GOAL 5: Recruit, hire, retain and promote a diverse workforce

How do I become involved in a diverse student organization?
Contact the Office of Student Engagement to obtain additional information about diverse student groups and organizations. These groups engage with a student population by providing social, educational and community outreach initiatives for diverse student populations.

What kind of diversity opportunities exist for students?
AACC has a plethora of student activities occurring at any given time and many student organizations. For more information visit Student Life on the College Life tab on MyAACC.

If am a student and need an accommodation for a disability. Who do I contact?
The Disability Support Services (DSS) office, under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), advocates for students with disabilities in support of AACC's commitment to provide equal learning opportunities for all qualified students with disabilities and to promote full participation of all students in college life. Call 410-777-2306 or Maryland Relay 711, 72 hours in advance to request most accommodations.

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