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 Persons with Disabilities
International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd is a day to help the campus community become more compassionate and understanding of the challenges faced by people with disabilities. The day doesn’t discriminate between mental and physical disabilities, and the spirit of the day is to ensure that all people in the world have equal opportunities for work, play, health, and success. People with disabilities are contributing and valued members of society, and this day is all about appreciating them.
In advance of this date, the Social and Human Capital Committee participated in a training session with the NJ Division of Vocation Rehabilitation to learn more about Disability Etiquette and Assistive Technology in the workplace.
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 Chip Reitano
I am the Women’s Basketball and Softball Coach at the College. This is my ninth year working at Camden County College. My favorite part of working here is “the people.” I love working with the student athletes and also with the CCC staff.
We have such a diverse community here at CCC and we embrace it. We all come from different backgrounds which makes CCC the Best!!
My proudest career moment in coaching in the past 34 years, would be having the opportunity to coach my daughter here at CCC.
Although he is no longer with us, my biggest inspiration has and will always be my Dad.
Getting to know Wayne Merkh
My role at Camden County College is as the Head Cross Country/Track and Field Coach. I have been working at CCC for ten years. My favorite part of working here is the constant challenge of pursuing winning teams. I have the opportunity to work with such a diverse group of individuals and creating a “team first” attitude. We have benefited from the gifts and talents that each athlete has brought to the team. My advice to those in my profession is to “choose your friends wisely.”