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The PONO Diversity Learning Community is a space for students and employees at Columbus State to build community and participate in open dialogue about diversity related topics during the course of a semester. There are two opportunities to join a PONO cohort each school year: Autumn and Spring. PONO sessions are typically held on Fridays from 2pm-4pm.

PONO Autumn 2015 Cohort Schedule (Location: TBD)

Orientation - September 18

Family Dynamics - September 25

Race & Ethnicity - October 2
Gender & Sexual Identity - October 16
Religion & Faith - October 23
Class & Socioeconomics - October 30
Health & Wellbeing - November 6
Wrap Up & Final Session - November 20

If you are interested in participating in the PONO Diversity Learning Community, please click here to fill out the electronic application online now. If you would prefer to submit a physical application, please contact Sarah Baker at

Employees are strongly encouraged to speak with their supervisors about participating in PONO and have supervisors complete the Supervisor Acknowledgement Form (see below).

FOR SUPERVISORS: Please click here to submit an electronic Supervisor Acknowledgement Form. If you would prefer to submit a physical Supervisor Acknowledgement Form, please contact Sarah Baker at

Please feel free to contact Sarah Baker at 614.287.2426 or for more information.

PONO Group Picture - Fall 2014