Diversity Summit

It is essential for students to discuss the role of diversity and inclusion in education as well as campus life and to continue to stretch their perspectives across boundaries. MCC's mission statement clearly promotes a diverse campus community that is socially responsible. The Diversity Summit was developed to allow students to engage in matters that affect their lives, school, workplace and communities. The Summit brings students together across race, ethnicity, gender, religion, nationality, socio-economic status, ability, sexual orientation and other aspects of cultural identity. Students engage in an honest, open, and interactive dialogue about the cultural climate at MCC, learn from student experiences, and discuss plans to cultivate a campus climate that promotes equality. A series of workshops, guest speakers, and discussions centered on issues of culture, identity and social justice at MCC and beyond will be offered.

As part of the one credit IDS course, students are required to participate in all workshops during the Diversity Summit, attend an orientation meeting before the trip and participate in a student showcase after the trip. Orientation and academic preparation will be held on Friday, March 6 from 12:30pm to 3:00pm. Students will complete a pre and post assessment to measure learning outcomes, complete reflection essay and participate in a group project. After participating in the Summit, students will be required to develop an action plan that provides an opportunity to share what they have learned with the college community throughout the spring 2020 semester.

The Diversity Summit will be held in Ogunquit, Maine from Tuesday, March 17 through Thursday, March 19, 2020 and up to 30 students will be selected. Each student will be required to pay $50 which includes tuition and fees of the course, transportation, hotel accommodations and all meals. Payment of $50 must be paid in full by Friday, February 28, 2020.

Any student may apply who is currently enrolled in a degree program, has completed 6 credits of coursework at MCC by December 31, 2019, is at least 18 years-old, and has a minimum GPA of 2.0. The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 13, 2020. For more information please download the application or contact Pat Demaras, Assistant Dean of International and Multicultural Affairs at demarasp@middlesex.mass.edu or 978-656-3256.

Paper Applications available in the Multicultural Centers

Lowell Campus: International Office, Cowan Center 3rd Floor, room 314, ground floor
Bedford Campus: Multicultural Center, Campus Center, 2nd floor, room 204


Monday, February 3 at 2:00pm in the Multicultural Center, room 204, Campus Center, Bedford campus

Tuesday, February 4 at 1:00pm in in the Multicultural Center, Cowan Center, ground floor, Lowell Campus

>>Download Diversity Summit application here<<

Last Modified: 1/24/20