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Diversity Services

At Columbus State, we value diversity and believe our differences help create a better learning environment. By collaborating with other offices and groups on campus, Diversity Services seeks to support our diverse community, develop inclusive spaces and provide educational opportunities for the college.

Our efforts include cultural celebrations, student and employee development, support/membership groups, campus training and much more.

Check out our upcoming events calendar and a full list of our student life programs to see how you can get involved!

Diversity Services 

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American Red Cross Diversity Blood Drive 

WHEN: Monday, June 13th, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Nestor Hall West Lounge 

 

A special Diversity Blood Drive is being hosted at Columbus State in the Nestor Hall Lounge by the American Red Cross. The focus of this particular drive is recruiting more donors from ethnic minority groups.  According to the American Red Cross…

"Every blood donation is important and maintaining a diverse blood supply is a priority to the American Red Cross.  African-American, Asian-American and Latin-American blood donors may have the unique ability to help patients with special needs. For example, sickle cell disease affects more than 70,000 people in the United States, most of them African American. Many of these patients need blood transfusions every few weeks to help manage the disease.  Transfusions from blood donors of the same ethnic background can help these patients avoid complications.  Blood types A & B are often in high demand and are the first to run out during a shortage. These blood type can be found in a high percentage of African-American, Asian-American and Latin-American populations. Every day the Red Cross must collect about 15,000 blood donations to serve patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide.  With college/university attendance down in the summer, and many regular donors vacationing, summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood donations to meet the need of patients." 

Click Here To Donate!