Diversity at DCC

banned books

Ritz Library puts a spotlight on banned books. This book display features classic and contemporary books which have been banned or challenged in American schools and libraries over time. Visitors are encouraged to take home a piece of controversial literature, engage with uncomfortable ideas, and think for themselves.

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Dutchess Community College is committed to the values and goals of diversity, equity and inclusion and to providing a teaching and learning environment that is respectful of -- and welcoming to -- all.

The Diversity Council’s charge is to:

1. Create access to meaningful information/ideas which will demand/hold our community accountable for inclusion and diversity in all the sectors of the community of DCC.

2. Facilitate the institutionalization of diversity by incorporating diverse voices in all departments and governing bodies of the college.

3. Demand engagement in the conversation and hold everyone accountable.

DCC encourages students to take advantage of courses and activities that foster an understanding of various cultures and the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. This page will serve as a resource to help support these efforts.