The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee serves as a working group of students, staff and faculty who evaluate the campus culture and recommend programs and tools to help us grow. We strive to create an inclusive atmosphere. We will provide resources and opportunities to educate ourselves and our community. Co-chairs of this committee are Tami Sells, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Julie Herek, Instructor of Mathematics.
MACC is a place where all belong. Diversity fuels the MACC spirit empowering people in our inclusive community. We celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and multiple points of view. Be who you are. We like it that way.
Do you have a passion for supporting MACC’s DEI mission? DEI Ambassadors will be members of the DEI Committee and are required to participate in meetings, and will lead and/or participate in DEI-related events and programs. Ambassadors will:
Raise awareness about the needs of students from underrepresented backgrounds, and provide resources and information to support students;
Promote an inclusive climate where everyone feels welcomed and supported;
Be creative and take initiative in implementing continuous improvement methods to support DEI program and events to actively engage students in activities to advance diversity, equity and inclusion at MACC.
Serve as an advocate for students.
Benefits of being a DEI ambassador:
Ambassadors will be students who are committed to promoting DEI awareness. They will strive to build relationships while increasing campus-wide participation in DEI events and programs. Ambassadors will gain valuable leadership experience and communication skills, and will acquire transferable skills for the workplace, such as networking with peers, faculty, staff and community members.
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Ambassador Scholarship is a special recognition to be awarded at the discretion of the MACC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. This award is valued at $500 per semester and is applied to educational expenses charged at Moberly Area Community College, including fees, tuition, lab fees, housing, meal plan, and/or books and supplies.
DEI Ambassador Scholarship recipients shall demonstrate good citizenship and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Recipients must maintain a cumulative 2.00 grade point average each semester and must be seeking a degree or certificate and be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours.
A maximum of five Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ambassador Scholarships may be presented annually. Students must have a high school or college GPA of a 2.00 (or equivalent HiSET/GED score) or higher upon initial application. This award is renewable for one (1) consecutive semester. Recipients of this award may reapply in subsequent years.
Moberly Area Community College embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion by honoring its diverse faculty, staff, and student populations.
Diversity. MACC acknowledges and embraces the interconnected range of physical, mental, and emotional human differences across our college community.
Equity. MACC provides accommodating access to opportunities, networks, resources, and support regardless of an individual’s identity.
Inclusion. Together the MACC community strives to maintain an inclusive environment, where individuals of all cultures, identities, and abilities have equal access to the education and resources that are available.
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To develop a library of resources on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
To expand college-wide cultural competency through frequent and ongoing professional development activities.
To seek out and lift the students’ voices regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.
To provide opportunities for growth and engagement within our student body with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
To evaluate the campus climate of each site through a formal Diversity audit, focus groups, and/or climate survey.
To research the feasibility of and advocate for all-gender restroom options at every location.
To provide “Safe Spaces” training for faculty and staff to promote a more welcoming environment for all our students.
To activate and engage the MACC community for action regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.
To support the addition of diversity-related topics in teaching and curriculum.
To aid in the recruitment of, retaining, and supporting a more diverse faculty and staff at MACC.
(Approved at Oct 2020 meeting.)