Diversity at the College
Related Offices and Resources
With our core focus on equity, Delaware County Community College is committed to fostering a climate that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and access. Within our programs, activities, support services and campus locations across Delaware and Chester counties, we value building a culture wherein everyone feels that they are valued and belong.
Our aim is to ensure that all voices at the College are included and uplifted at every level, and that our policies and practices remove systemic barriers to accessibility and success. We encourage all members of our community to develop and contribute to our decisions, work, and dialogue in support of social justice and equitable change.
Our students at a glance:
48% White, 29% Black, 8% Hispanic, 6% Asian, 4% Two or More Races, <1% Native American
Approximately 320 students identify as veterans
47% of our students are first-generation students
40% of credit students receive financial aid
37% Male / 62% Female
Approximately 100 International Students attend each year
Our Offices and Programs:
The Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion (ODEI)
The ODEI is The College’s internal resource for continuous learning for students, faculty and staff.
The Center for Equity & Social Justice (CESJ)
The CESJ is The College’s resources for our external partners and community members.
The Office of Disability Services (ODS)
ODS is committed to providing students with disabilities reasonable accommodations and the necessary support to reach their educational goals.
Office of First-Generation Student Success (FGSS)
A first generation student is defined as any student who neither parent has completed a bachelor's degree. FGSS provides services and programs that empower first-gen students to achieve their goals.
Non-Credit Certificate for DEI
Earn a Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, designed for Businesses, Educators & Community Leaders.
Black & Latino Male Empowerment Initiative (BLMEI)
The purpose of this initiative is to improve the academic success rates, retention rates, graduation rates, and overall experiences of Black and Latino males enrolled at Delaware County Community College. The initiative seeks to fulfill this purpose through achieving goals including: completing a needs assessment, evaluating existing programs, enhancing cultural competencies, increasing support of Black and Latino males, and improving visibility of campus programs geared toward the empowerment of Black and Latino males.
The College-Wide Reading Program is an initiative intended to provide a common reading that encourages thought, discussion, and collaboration at Delaware County Community College. All members of the College community are invited to participate in related activities throughout the academic year.