The Office of Multicultural Affairs was established in 1989 as an integral part of Student Services at CCBC Essex. Its primary focus is facilitate the adjustment of African American and other minority students to college life. The Office also assumes the responsibility for the creation of a supportive environment to promote the achievement of minority students and to enhance the sensitivity of the greater college community to the needs, culture and interests of these students.
In addition, the office seeks to encourage interests in the African American and other minority cultures by developing and nurturing relationships with college faculty and staff, community leaders, alumni and parents. It is the intention of the Office to act as an advocate for minority students and to enhance their opportunities for a successful educational experience.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is staffed by the two full-time staff members. In general, student groups of diverse ethnicity are encouraged to work with this office and to participate in all of the activities that are sponsored by this office. The Office is committed to the idea that every student who enters the campus feel welcomed and encouraged to participate in every activity that the college offers. The Office of Multicultural Affairs wholeheartedly supports the college’s commitment to equity and diversity.