Access, Equity and Diversity

Diversity Mission Statement

Kiswaukee College recognizes, embraces, and values diversity on its campus. As our campus is a microcosm of the world at large, we understand that diversity is manifested in various forms among our administration, faculty, staff, and students - including (but not limited to) differences of gender, sex, race, religion, age, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic status, and ability.

Core Values

The scope, direction, and implementation of the diversity strategic plan are centered on the pursuit of seven core values. We, as a Kishwaukee College community, are dedicated to:

1. Creating and sustaining a college climate that recognizes and values diversity

2. Supporting the success of a diverse student population

3. Recruiting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce

4. Establishing open and vibrant lines of communication about issues related to diversity, including . its recognition, expression and protection

5. Integrating diversity into college curricula

6. Developing and implementing a campus-wide system of responsibility and accountability for the purposes of achieving the goals and action items expressed in this plan

7. Promoting intercultural dialogue and collaborative academic and social experiences

Quick Facts

Students Enrolled in Credit Courses Fiscal Year 2010 to 2012 (by age, gender, and ethnic origin)

Students Enrolled in Noncredit Courses Fiscal Year 2010 to 2012 (by age, gender, and ethnic origin)

Full-Time Faculty Demographics Fiscal Year 2011 to 2013 (by race/ethnic origin and gender)

Full-Time Staff and Administrators Demographics Fiscal Year 2011 to 2013 (by race/ethnic origin and gender)

*Source: (Kishwaukee College 2013 Fact Book)

Campus Support Services

Kishwaukee College is an inclusive campus and offers several services and programs that provide a supportive and accepting environment.

Student Clubs and Organizations

There are several student organizations on campus in which diverse populations join together to bond and bring their heritage to campus with special events and activities throughout the academic year. Black Student Union and Latinos Unidos are examples of student organizations that form a vital and integral part of campus life.

Programs and Events

2013 Hispanic Heritage Month Calendar

Contact Information

Keith R. Barnes
Coordinator, Access, Equity and Diversity
21193 Malta Road C-2118 (in the Counseling & Student Development Center)
Malta, Illinois 60150
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 5590


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