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. Submit your quote below:
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 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.
CCC DIAC will participate in “Denim Day”-Wednesday, April 29, 2020
For the past 21 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual harassment, abuse, assault and rape.
Getting to know Hoda Zaki
Hoda Zaki is a Professor of English as a Second Language. She has been working at Camden County College for 29 years. She says her favorite part of working here has been the interaction she has with her students.
Hoda’s hometown is in Cairo, Egypt and when asked, “What does diversity mean,” Hoda responded “Diversity to me is accepting, respecting, and including people with different backgrounds, ethnicities, and values.”
Getting to know Drucilla
Hello Camden County College Community,
I have worked at CCC for six years as a secretary in the Math Science and HealthCare division directly servicing Health and Exercise Science, Ophthalmics and Veterinary Technology departments.
I also serve as a Diversity Committee member, Volleyball Club Advisor, IUE-CWA Chief Shop Steward, and a CCC Foundation Board member.
Diversity makes room for you and me, while Inclusivity willingly extends the invitation for us to participate.
My favorite part of working here has been the opportunity to serve our total community with purpose.
My advice to others with a hopeful end is to …
”Be the Change You Want to See”