Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources
College DEI Resources
It is part of the reality of being human that upsetting things routinely happen within our world and communities. Sometimes we or groups that we belong to are directly impacted, other times we may be watching as those we care about process and experience events that are disorienting or cause fear for personal safety and wellbeing. These can be small moments when someone experiences personal discrimination, or moments that attract national attention, like hate crimes targeting specific groups.
In these moments it can be hard to know the “right” things to do in terms of community recovery, allyship and even self-care. We should always make space for lived experiences and acknowledge the fact that disturbing incidents can alter someone’s sense of belonging, safety and social balance.
This page is meant to be a resource to all who are struggling to make sense of an event that has caused harm to individuals and communities. In particular, the resources are targeted towards marginalized populations who disproportionately experience microaggressions, acts of discrimination and hate crimes.
If you would like someone to talk to about how you are feeling:
Our counselors are always here to support you during difficult times. Counselors are available to talk to virtually through Career & Counseling Services by calling 610-359-5324, virtual drop-in online at dccc.edu/dropin (select Personal Counseling reason option) for a callback or emailing email@example.com Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information and after-hours local and national crisis support, visit dccc.edu/counseling.
If you feel that you have experienced discrimination from someone at the College:
We do not and will not tolerate any form of racial or ethnic discrimination, as stated in our College’s nondiscrimination and harassment policy. If you have experienced discrimination or harassment, please visit our nondiscrimination and harassment policy for information on how to report it.
If you have experienced or witnessed actions by a student that you believe may violate the College’s code of conduct, we encourage you to visit the student code of conduct page.
Our community can only flourish when its members feel that they are welcomed and safe. The College embraces diversity, equity and inclusion and the value of all people, and it is our goal to provide a space for everyone.
Recommended Resources to Build Your DEI Toolkit
Building skills and knowledge around diversity, equity and inclusion is a continuous journey because our social world is ever changing. However this should be treated much like any other skill – you would not expect yourself to be able to solve a highly complex math problem after years without practice, so we can’t expect to navigate challenging social problems without dedicating time and energy practice.
DEI learning can be thought of as a “toolkit” – the more books we read, podcasts we listen to and discussions we choose to be a part of, the more opportunities we create for understanding each other and creating authentic connections.
Resource library – The Office of DEI maintains a list of great books, podcasts and websites that are open to all students, faculty and staff. Please contact the office to arrange a time to find what you’re looking for.