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Diversity and Cultural Inclusion Council (DCIC)


The work of the Diversity and Cultural Inclusion Council (DCIC) will occur in three phases:

Phase 1: The Council's first task is the launch of the Diversity & Inclusion Survey in partnership with Performance Consulting Services. This survey will be open to Columbus State employees and students April 16 – May 8, 2015 and will provide the Council and Executive Staff with important data about our campus climate and cultural competence.

Phase 2: After analyzing the data collected from the survey we will take a "deeper dive" through focus groups. Final recommendations will be sent to Cabinet for the creation of a Diversity Action Plan, which will complement the college's current strategies and will serve as a guide for maintaining culturally competent values, knowledge, practices, policies, and systems.

Phase 3: The Council will remain a standing group, overseeing the implementation and assessment of the action plan as well as providing a continued focus on cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion for the college.


 The Diversity and Cultural Inclusion Council (DCIC) is a team of faculty and staff members from different areas of the college committed to helping Columbus State fully embrace diversity, inclusion and expand our collective cultural competency.

 DCIC Spring Meeting 2015

DCIC Council Members

The Diversity Council is made up of five action teams focused on improving cultural competency, equity, and inclusion in different areas across the college. These team include:

  • Data
  • Cultural and Linguistic Competency
  • Talent Management
  • Professional Development
  • Student Advocacy
Current Status of Council
The Diversity Council is currently developing recommendations based on data and best practices. Approved recommendations will appear in the college's initial Diversity Action plan in Autumn 2016!