SVCC HLC Self-Study Document

Sauk Valley Community College
HLC Self-Study Document

September 19-21, 2011

2A.4: Attention to Function in a Multicultural Society

Sauk has a long history of sponsoring multicultural activities and of offering classes in English as a Second Language (ESL). Also, the proportion of minority students at Sauk is roughly twice their proportion in the local population: In 2009, minorities comprised only 7.6% of the district’s population, but 15.7% of the student body.

The FY07 Strategic Plan only generally connected Sauk’s role in a multicultural society to the mission commitment as it addresses the many “diverse needs” of students and the community. In the preparation of the FY11 Strategic Plan, however, the demographics of Sauk’s district residents were examined as a part of the environmental scan. In response to these demographics, Sauk committed to increased minority recruitment efforts (Objective 3.6) and obtaining additional information about community needs (Objective 4.1). These objectives direct Sauk to continue to maintain and expand initiatives to recruit Hispanic and other minority students to campus and to provide support services: