Howard Community College's (HCC) diversity program is designed to ensure equality of opportunity in employment and education, as well as to develop and maintain educational programs and services for all diverse populations of the community. The college maintains a standing cross-functional diversity committee. The committee’s responsibilities are:
Diversity committee members are appointed by the college president. Of those appointed, the president will select the chairperson (or co-chairpersons). Diversity committee members serve for a period of two years. Student representatives serve one-year terms. The chairperson recommends members for reappointment prior to the last meeting of the fiscal year. If any member misses more than fifty percent of the diversity committee meetings held in a fiscal year, that member’s term is automatically ended and a new member shall be appointed. Replacements fill the unexpired term of the original member. At the end of each academic year, the chairperson recruits new members to fill potential vacancies. Any member of the college community wishing to serve on this committee should send a written request to the diversity chairperson. Membership includes at least the following:
The college’s diversity plan and related academic and administrative and personnel policies are publicly available on the college website. In addition, regular communications will be made available to college employees via e-mail, the HCC portal, the HCC website, the president’s update, employee orientations and training programs, constituency group meetings, and postings in various areas around the college campus. Additionally, the equal opportunity clause shall be incorporated in all purchase orders, leases, contracts, etc., covered by Executive Order 11246, as amended, and local, state, and federal regulations, as applicable.
Policy Manual Review/Revision: 12/6/13