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Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Student Engagement

Students spending time in the lobby of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion

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. 

Events and Programs

The Seeds Leadership Program is an opportunity for students to develop a deeper understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion as foundational principles for leadership that broaden students' perspectives and inform how they build community, meet life’s challenges, and achieve their goals. To learn more about the Seeds Leadership Program, email

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.

Celebrate Military Family Appreciation Month

with the 'Arty Challenge'
Military Appreciation Workout Video

This video features a unique workout event organized by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with the PERC at Aims Community College. Designed to honor veteran and military-affiliated students and their families, the 'Arty Challenge' offers an inclusive workout experience. The event is part of the broader celebration for Military Family Appreciation Month and is open to Aims staff, faculty, and students. The video provides a detailed workout demonstration, making it accessible for those who wish to participate remotely.

The "Arty"

In 20 minutes, as many rounds as possible of:

  • 400-meter run or 

    • 200-meter walk

    • 100 jumping jacks

  • 5 pull-ups or

    • Bodyweight rows

    • DB rows

    • Superman back extensions

  • 10 push-ups or

    • Knee push-ups

    • Box push-ups

    • Wall push-ups

  • 15 air squats or

    • Box squats

    • 15-second wall-sit

Military Welcome Briefing

Military Welcome Briefing - Virtual Panel Discussion

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 2022

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.