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Diversity Institute

Realize your Potential

Contact Us

Institutional Equity and Diversity
Ava Morton
Program Coordinator, Diversity Institute
AMorton@csmd.edu
301-539-4742
La Plata Campus, Room CC205

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About the Diversity Institute

News Release

The College of Southern Maryland announces the formation of two community institutes to address critical individual and community needs within the region. As collaborative efforts bringing together various agencies and individuals and with funding provided by the Charles County Commissioners, the college will coordinate the efforts of the newly formed Diversity Institute at the College of Southern Maryland as well as the Nonprofit Institute at the College of Southern Maryland. more...

Diversity Institute LogoThe College of Southern Maryland proudly announces the launching of a Diversity Institute that will create opportunities for:

  • inter-group dialogue
  • community engagement
  • diversity training
  • conflict resolution
  • leadership development

For more information contact Makeba Clay, Executive Director, Diversity at mclay@csmd.edu.

 

Transforming Lives Through Lifelong Learning and Service

Overview

The Diversity Institute, under the auspices of the Institutional Equity and Diversity Office at the College of Southern Maryland, strives to create a greater sense of community and improve the quality of life for community members by providing ongoing programs and experiential learning opportunities that integrate self-awareness, cultural understanding, social justice education, conflict management and leadership development skills.

Mission

The Diversity Institute strives to empower the community as its members seek to learn about self, understand the breadth of cultural and social differences among us, and build the skills needed to create and lead a more just world. The Diversity Institute promotes respectful, open and honest interactions among people and communities of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and philosophical ideologies.

Vision

The Diversity Institute, located at the College of Southern Maryland and in collaboration with Charles County Government, is a resource that provides enrichment in the areas of cultural understanding, diversity training and leadership development for the communities that it serves. The Institute aims to be an open and welcoming environment that affirms, respects, appreciates and supports the diversity of the community and enhances a sense of belonging among all.