SVCC HLC Self-Study Document

Sauk Valley Community College
HLC Self-Study Document

September 19-21, 2011

5C.3: Building Bridges to Diverse Communities

Although Sauk has a homogeneous district with limited racial diversity, the college has committed itself through its Strategic Directions to exposing students and the community to diverse cultures and social issues (link to another section of the report 4C.4). Therefore, cultural events and diversity awareness activities for students are open to the community. Below is a sampling of recent college programs and events that provide diversity awareness opportunities to the Sauk district:

Figure 5x presents the frequency of events engaging the community in diversity-sensitive cultural activities and the total number of participants in each fiscal year. Note that workshops and events were also held for non-English speakers, helping to bridge the cultural gap between all constituents served.

Figure 5x: Diversity Event Attendance Numbers
 FY07FY08FY09FY10FY11
 Events#Events#Events#Events#Events#
Cultural events 25 296 26 194 36 758 31 521 27 620
Events for Non-English speakers 2 145 9 103 11 134 13 291 10 295
Totals 27 441 35 297 47 892 44 812 37 915
Source: Cross-Cultural Coordinator