Diversity Resources

For questions regarding the college's diversity-related initiatives, email diversity@cca.edu.

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Diversity Student Organizations

Faculty Mentor to Students of Color

Jordana Moore Saggese is CCA's faculty mentor to students of color. She focuses her attention specifically on first-year students in both undergraduate and graduate programs, but is available to all students.

Goals

The main goals of the mentorship are as follows:

  • provide mentorship for students of color, regardless of area of study
  • encourage the exchange of ideas and dialogue around what it means to be a student of color at CCA
  • assist students in navigating the various college resources available to them (including Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Financial Aid, Residential Life, and Center for Art and Public Life)
  • foster connections between students and the larger community of artists, architects, and designers of color in the Bay Area.

The faculty mentor holds weekly drop-in hours on each campus so that students may meet to talk individually or collectively about their desires, expectations, and challenges in a safe and open environment.

For more information, contact Jordana at jsaggese@cca.edu.

Cultivate Diversity at CCA

This semester at CCA we have taken significant strides toward achieving our value-driven strategic goal of cultivating diversity.

  • CCA's entering class of students is more diverse than ever
  • We've hired two new ranked faculty in Diversity Studies: Welcome Sean Levon Nash and Cheryl Dunye
  • New formalized student organizations geared toward meeting the needs of our international students, queer students, and students of color have launched

The college has hosted numerous events focusing on issues of social justice, equity, and diversity, and the President's Diversity Steering Group (PDSG) has been hard at work finalizing action plans for improving student and faculty recruitment and retention as well as training and development for staff, faculty, and students.

Community Tolerance (and Zero Tolerance)

Finally, continuing to create an environment that fosters the success and happiness of all our community members and values diversity and difference is everyone's responsibility. CCA maintains a zero-tolerance policy for hateful speech and graffiti -- as it violates our policy on discrimination, our unlawful harassment and retaliation policy, and our student code of conduct.

We hope everyone takes full advantage of the organizations and resources developed to support our community and promote diversity. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us at diversity@cca.edu.

Best wishes for the term!

President Stephen Beal & Provost Melanie Corn
Cochairs, President's Diversity Steering Group