Learning about other people can be fun, enjoyable, exciting and interesting. We can learn about each other and what makes us different and have those same things bring us closer together. There is diversity inside all of us...Look inside!
Seth A. Thompson
Office of Diversity Education and Support Services
The State of Diversity Report
Tompkins Cortland Community College’s first State of Diversity report was presented in Fall 2008. The DEAC Assessment committee examined various sources of reported data to provide a baseline of information. The contents of this second report (Summer 2012) are more encompassing through the use of TC3’s Institutional Research data and submitted reports; the Campus Climate survey that was administered by the Office of Multicultural Services; applicant and FSA data from the Human Resources department; the Quality of Life survey from the Office of Residence Life & Judicial Affairs and DEAC documents.
Pulse Campus Climate Survey Summary
The Office of Multicultural Services (in collaboration with the Diversity Equity and Action Council) has completed two assessments of the campus climate for students of Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3), one in 2007 and another in 2010. The study had three purposes: (1) to help college officials gain a better understanding of what it is like being a student at TC3; (2) to help college officials be proactive in identifying student concerns; and (3) to provide a benchmark for future examinations of the campus climate at TC3.
The Office of Diversity Education and Support Services (ODESS) envisions a positive and inclusive campus community where underrepresented student groups achieve equity in every respect and have full access to academic success and personal development. ODESS operates in partnership with other college departments to acknowledge the value of cultural diversity by providing all students quality cross cultural programs, needed services, and engaging leadership development opportunities