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Diversity and Inclusion
About Camden County College
- Located just outside of Philadelphia, CCC is one of New Jersey’s largest public colleges.
- Three campuses plus a technical institute and a regional emergency training center.
- The Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility is part of Camden County College’s outreach to the local community. It is the goal of the Center to “create an informed citizenry with a heightened sense of civic responsibility.” The Center organizes two lecture series per year, free of charge to the public, by bringing in prominent academics and intellectuals to speak at the College.
- CCC is nationally ranked in a number of key educational outcomes, the College has a tradition of high-quality education in a wide range of transfer and career programs.
The Digital Diversity Quilt
The Digital Diversity Quilt is a demonstration of CCC’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses.
We are better because of our differences
Human Resources is working every day to build a welcoming community for Faculty and Staff that is committed to the spirit of diversity and inclusion.
The Human Resources Department spearheads the College’s Diversity and Inclusion committee. Diversity and Inclusion are among Camden County College’s greatest assets. The Committee is dedicated to cultivating a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought and expression are valued, respected, appreciated, and celebrated. It serves as a resource to our campus community by providing information, referrals, advocacy, coordination and support for diversity-related events, activities, initiatives and discussions.
Human Resources also has instituted policies and procedures to enhance the recruitment and retention of employees from underrepresented groups through diverse search committees. Diversity, equity and inclusion questions are included in interviews and factor into the recruitment and retention strategies of the College.
Members of the Human Resources staff have received professional development training related to unconscious bias, assistive technology and job accommodations for people with various disabilities, the benefits of building an inclusive hiring process, and laws regarding ADA compliance in the workplace.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
February 11, 2023
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated on February 11th and is a global movement that promotes full and equal access for women and girls in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) only 35% of all students in STEM related fields of study are women. In addition, women account for only 28% of engineering graduates and only 40% of computer science and information graduates. The theme for 2023 is “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Water Unites Us.”
Learn more about the history of this special day and how to observe it here:
Learning more about Esports
Esports has the potential to be one of the most inclusive activities on college campuses around the world, as it allows for and encourages all genders, sexual orientations, individuals with physical disabilities, and participants from every ethnic and socio-economic background to compete together on a level playing field. Competitive video gaming bridges divides and offers an opportunity to build a cohesive and welcoming campus community.
Cougar Esports at Camden County College aims to fulfill on that inclusive promise. Our Cougar Esports teams and community on campus can proudly say that they come from diverse backgrounds with many different cultures and identities represented throughout the teams. These individuals compete alongside each other for the common goals of supporting their teammates and representing Camden County College. Please join us in celebrating our differences by supporting our amazing student-athletes competing with Cougar Esports!
Getting to know Patrick Schumann
I am a Financial Aid Counselor for Camden County College and I have been working here for 11 months.
I enjoy helping students navigate through their college journey, while assisting them with finding ways to help meet the expense of their education. I am passionate about increased access to higher education for all students, regardless of their financial means. Student Affairs is an exciting division with limitless possibilities.
To me, diversity gives access to knowledge from people of all different backgrounds. I adamantly believe that being exposed to dissimilar experiences and perspectives will inform your sense of self, regardless of differences in culture, religion, education, or background. Diversity should inspire people to try and learn from others and to be tolerant and receptive of others. Students, faculty and staff at CCC will experience and learn from their peers because of the diversity of the college body.
My work wish list for the next few years includes completing my Masters of Science degree in Higher Education Administration.
Getting to know Rodney Banks
I am a Financial Aid Counselor for Camden County College and I have been working here for 10 months. My hometown is Williamstown, New Jersey.
My favorite part of working at CCC is that I love to help the students and I have enjoyed getting to know the staff.
Diversity to me means being able to learn from people of all different backgrounds to make the whole community a better place.
If I could do another job for one day, I would be a sports commentator for ESPN.