Columbus State Community College is rich in diversity and committed to appreciating
all of its constituents. Global Diversity and Inclusion is home to many of the Diversity
Programs that Columbus State has to offer. Global Diversity and Inclusion is also
home to the Events/Programs that celebrate the many Cultural and Heritage Months throughout
Click on any of the campus life programs to be taken to that programs page
SafeZone is a series of interactive trainings aimed at helping students and employees develop a better
understanding of LGBTQ+ experiences and become effective allies of this community.
In each SafeZone training participants are challenged to listen, share and grow.
The PONO Learning Community is is a space for students, employees, staff and faculty
at Columbus State to build community and participate in an open dialogue about diversity
related topics during the course of a semester. There are two opportunities to join a PONO
session each school year: Autumn and Spring.
The Male Access Network (MAN) Initiative is a retention program that focuses on character-building
and leadership development. The program is intended for male students at Columbus
State who are interested in getting involved on-campus, connecting with other Columbus State men and receiving mentorship opportunities.
This new initiative at Columbus State is specifically for students who are undocumented,
have DACA status, or are interested in immigration reform. This program offers a great
place for students to get up to date information about immigration policies, connect with students
of similar experiences and hear from helpful campus and community resources.
Columbus State Leadership Society- Advanced Experience is the second cohort of the
two part program known as CSLS or Columbus State Leadership Society. This program focuses on
leadership development through a diverse lens. Click the header for more details and
The Women's Connection will be a support system for the women of Columbus State. Opportunities
will be provided for students to experience the power of connecting with female peers,
community leaders and a core group mentor.
The Department of Global Diversity and Inclusion has recently announced a new Diversity
Peer Educator program. Diversity Peer Educators are student employees who help foster
a greater appreciation for diversity on campus and provide welcoming and inclusive
opportunities for their peers of all identities. The students receive ongoing support
and professional development to help them successfully coordinate and lead diversity
programs, trainings, events, and new initiatives.
Join Global Diversity and Inclusion for Columbus States Annual Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. Celebration. This celebration honors the memory and life of Dr. King and features an array of Keynote Speakers each
Black History Month is a month set aside to learn, honor, and celebrate the achievements of black men and women throughout history. Since its inception, Black History Month has always been
celebrated in February. Columbus State's Global Diversity and Inclusion Department
and English Department host multiple events to honor Black History Month throughout
the month of February.
Women's History Month is an annual declared month worldwide that highlights the contributions
of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March
in the United States, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8. Women's
History Month traces its beginnings back to the first International Women's Day in 1911. Columbus
State's Global Diversity and Inclusion Department and English Department host multiple
events to honor Women's History Month throughout the month of March.