The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) welcomes all students with various identities, cultural perspectives, worldviews, and experiences to provide an inclusive space where students can build community, engage with topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, form new experiences, and learn about different avenues of support across Aims Community College. Our goal is to increase student engagement, support the growth and development of students, and create a space for students to critically engage with others and reflect on their unique experiences.
With staff support, Diversity Peer Specialists plan, implement, and lead several events and programs that occur throughout the year. Some examples of their previous events include but are not limited to:
- National Coming Out Day
- Colorado Free Application Week
- Military Appreciation Week
- Aims Military Welcome Briefing
- Pumpkin Painting
- Linguistically Inclusive Game Night
- Juneteenth Celebration
- Black History Month
- Women's History Month
- Mid-Term De-Stress
- Menstrual Equity
- Dia de Los Muertos
CDI events and programs will change from year-to-year in order to promote an array of student identities and experience. To stay up to date on all the upcoming events throughout the year you can stop-by Student Commons Room 120 on the Greeley campus or visit the Aims Events Calendar, the CDI Instagram Page, or review Aims Communications (i.e., Weekly, Daily, and email) on a regular basis.
The Military Welcome Briefing included a virtual panel featuring five individuals who identified as either Veterans, active service members or military-affiliated community members who shared their personal experiences, provided resources and highlighted avenues of support for Aims students and staff. After watching this video, you will learn strategies for maximizing your VA Education benefits and more about local and national resources available to Veteran students. Panelists also engaged in a thoughtful discussion about military culture, the challenges military-affiliated students face in higher education, and generational differences among Veterans. The Center for Diversity of Inclusion (CDI) is incredibly grateful to each panelist for sharing their time, expertise, and knowledge.
Latinx Heritage Month | September 15 - October 15
Latinx Heritage Month (LHM) is a national observance that occurs every year from September 15th through October 15th to recognize the social, economic, and cultural contributions of the Latinx community as an integral part of the United States. The celebration encompasses the histories, heritage, and cultures from Central and South America, The Caribbean and Mexico, which also coincides with National Independence Day for Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua among other Latinx countries.
As the Nation’s largest ethnic minority, the diversity within the Latinx community is also celebrated and recognized as a pillar of the community’s strength and resiliency. Differences in generation, nationality, language, race and even geographic location add to the fabric of American society and counters the narrative that the Latinx community is homogenous. Here at Aims Community College over 30% of our student population identify as Latinx.
In recognition of LHM, students, staff and faculty were asked to share what LHM means to them and how they choose to celebrate. Watch the video below to hear how members of the Aims Community responded.