The Office of Minority works with the Carl Sandburg College community to cultivate appreciation and respect for all human differences. At Carl Sandburg College, we strive to create social justice and to treat all people with respect, honoring human dignity. We also recognize the importance of inclusion—allowing space for multiple perspectives and narratives as an integral component of appreciating diversity.
Through formal and informal educational programs, the Office of Minority engages students, faculty and staff, as individuals and in community, to reflect on and learn about complex issues that either impede or facilitate social justice. The Coordinator of Minority Outreach also advises and mentors underrepresented students on individual and organizational bases. Additionally, the office collaborates with other programs and departments to ensure that we are engaging diversity and practicing inclusion campus-wide.
Black History Month
Black History Month is a celebration of Black History in the month of February it is a month of event surrounding the African American culture, heritage and facts of African American.
Hispanic Latino Heritage Month
is a celebrated Holiday starting September 15th through October15th it celebrates culture, heritage and facts about the Hispanic Latino culture.
Blue Heat Dance Team
The Blue Heat Dance Team is a dynamically diverse student run team. The group strives to promote cultural diversity through the Art of Dance. The Troupe's repertoire includes, but is not limited to, a vast array of dance styles such as African, Caribbean, ballet, jazz, spiritual, modern, contemporary and hip hop. Dance Team members have opportunities to serve in leadership positions and to choreograph dance routines. As choreographers, members have the artistic freedom to create dances that embrace the past, present, and future as it relates to different heritages and cultures.
Black Student Association
The Black Student Association (BSA) is an organization that focuses on providing a better scholastic, cultural, political and social life for students of color at Carl Sandburg College. Overall the organization strives to enhance the general welfare of all culturally diverse populations while promoting high scholastic standards and nurtures unity and pride among African American students. Given that, BSA also is concerned with the entire student population and its diversity. The Black Student Association (BSA) is here to be of service to the minds and bodies of the entire community on campus and off. All bold, bright, and brave students can unite under the organization to act in a concerted effort to improve multiculturalism at Carl Sandburg College and all the issues and concerns that lie within that term in the new millennium. Open to all students of all cultures in order to promote intercultural communication and friendships!!!
Hispanic Latino Student Association(HLSA)The Hispanic Latino Student Association (HLSA) at Carl Sandburg College was established as an effort to address the need for representation, understanding, and appreciation of the Hispanic-Latino culture, people and language on campus. HLSA's mission is to secure representation and status of Hispanic-Latino’s on campus, to educate the university community about issues of importance to Hispanic-Latino people, to facilitate interaction between people of all cultures, to provide academic, social, and philanthropic activities with the goal of breaking down cultural barriers, while creating friendship and understanding.
This student organization focuses on providing a desire to share the rich culture and heritage of Hispanic Latino students and to establish cross cultural communication between other cultures. To provide academic, and social activities that will benefit the Hispanic-Latino students in the community. Open to all students of all cultures in order to promote intercultural communication and friendships!!!
El Latino Asociación de Estudiantes Hispanos (HLSA) a Carl Sandburg College fue establecido como un esfuerzo para hacer frente a la necesidad de representación, entendimiento y apreciación de la cultura hispano-latina, la gente y el lenguaje en el campus. La misión de HLSA es asegurar la representación y la situación de los hispano-latinos en el campus, para educar a la comunidad universitaria sobre temas de importancia para los hispanos-latinos, para facilitar la interacción entre las personas de todas las culturas, para ofrecer actividades académicas, sociales y filantrópicas con el objetivo de romper las barreras culturales, mientras que la creación de la amistad y el entendimiento.
Esta organización estudiantil se centra en proporcionar un deseo de compartir la rica cultura y el patrimonio de los estudiantes latinos hispanos y para establecer la comunicación intercultural entre otras culturas. Proporcionar actividades académicas y sociales que beneficien a los estudiantes hispanos-latinos en la comunidad. Abierto a todos los estudiantes de todas las culturas con el fin de promover la comunicación y la amistad intercultural !!!
Men of Distinction and Women of Character Honorary Organizations
Men of Distinction (ΜΟD) and Women of Character (WOC) are premier honorary organizations that are focused primarily on building relationships with first- and second-year students to help them become successful throughout their college experience. These organizations stand for EXCELLENCE, COLLABORATION, INTEGRITY and RESPECT.
The purpose of Men of Distinction (ΜΟD) and Women of Character (WOC) is to continually strengthen bonds between STUDENTS; develop leaders through community service, while increasing cultural awareness both academically and socially on Carl Sandburg College’s campus and throughout the community.
Membership is open, during the first 3 weeks of each semester, to any currently enrolled student in a University Transfer Program, Specialized University Transfer Program, General Degree Program, Career Certificate, Applied Science Degree or Advanced Certificate program offered at Carl Sandburg College. Members must also be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours at the time of membership and should be focused on successfully completing the program in which they are enrolled. Members will also be expected to actively participate in group activities which will include; study hours, peer mentoring, community service and participation in campus events.