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Initiatives

Initiatives

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 Advisory Committee

The role of the Diversity Advisory Committee is to provide leadership and expertise on diversity and inclusion, serve in an advisory capacity to the President to meet diversity goals of the college’s strategic plan, collaborate and support campus wide diversity and inclusion efforts.


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/Week

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 kempinto@jalc.edu 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.

National Society of Leadership and Success

It is a student leadership honors society that build leaders who make a better world www.societyleadership.org The Society activities include peer mentoring, teambuilding, leadership training and community service. Members also attend student leadership workshops and conferences.

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.


Publications

Diversity Spotlight

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.

2016 Diversity Spotlight booklet (PDF)

2015 Diversity Spotlight booklet (PDF)

2014 Diversity Spotlight booklet (PDF)


ADVANCE! Faculty and Staff Mentoring Program

Click here to open a PDF of the ADVANCE! Faculty and Staff Mentoring Program brochure.