Minority Outreach: Carl Sandburg College is committed to the development and educational needs of minority students. Minority Outreach is dedicated to taking a pro-active approach to providing support, guidance, and strategies that instill good character values that broaden the mind and explores the challenges that minority student experience in life.
Carl Sandburg College Diversity Statement
Carl Sandburg College is a community of lifelong learners that welcomes, values, and respects diversity. The college fosters a climate of mutual respect that celebrates diversity by embracing our similarities as well as our differences. We demonstrate this commitment by serving students, faculty, staff and community members with fairness and equality.
Career Choices: This Minority Outreach Program connects Carl Sandburg College and the Knox County Housing Authority. This partnership helps to create a social environment that allows inter- active dialogue with traditional and non-traditional students, parents and families. Career Choices focuses on developing programs and promoting workshops to prepare members of under-represented groups for successfully entering into the workforce.
Black History Month
Black History Month is a celebration of Black History in the month of February it is a month of event surrounding the African American culture, heritage and facts of African American.
Blue Heat Dance Team
The Blue Heat Dance Team is a dynamically diverse student run team. The group strives to promote cultural diversity through the Art of Dance. The Troupe's repertoire includes, but is not limited to, a vast array of dance styles such as African, Caribbean, ballet, jazz, spiritual, modern, contemporary and hip hop.
Dance Team members have opportunities to serve in leadership positions and to choreograph dance routines. As choreographers, members have the artistic freedom to create dances that embrace the past, present, and future as it relates to different heritages and cultures.
Diversity Advisory Committee
The mission of this group will be to provide a coordinating function for diversity groups and issues on campus including serving as a clearinghouse for information and acting as a champion for diversity.
The objectives of the council will align most closely with the following strategic goals and will focus on both employees and students.
African American Student Organization
The African American Student Organization (AASO) is an organization that focuses on providing a better scholastic, cultural, political and social life for students of color at Carl Sandburg College. Overall the organization strives to enhance the general welfare of all culturally diverse populations while promoting high scholastic standards and nurtures unity and pride among African American students.
Given that, AASO also is concerned with the entire student population and its diversity. The African American Student Organization is here to be of service to the minds and bodies of the entire community on campus and off. All bold, bright, and brave students can unite under the organization to act in a concerted effort to improve multiculturalism at Carl Sandburg College and all the issues and concerns that lie within that term in the new millennium. Open to all students of all cultures in order to promote intercultural communication and friendships!!!
Hispanic Latino Heritage month
is a celebrated Holiday starting September 15th through October15th it celebrates culture, heritage and facts about the Hispanic Latino culture.
Hispanic Latino Resource Group
This organization provides support and guidance along with scholarship opportunities to Hispanic and Latino students in the community that are wanting to further their education in college setting.
Boys and Girls Club of Knox County
Carl Sandburg College Minority Outreach works with this organization on a program called Getting it Right. This program helps student in the community to make better choices and improve their character development skills in a social group setting.
Knox County Housing Authority
Carl Sandburg College Minority Outreach Let’s Talk Program is design to help students who are wanting to improve social skills and gain more self- confidence in a group setting.
Hispanic Latino connection program
Carl Sandburg College Minority Outreach program works with the junior high school and high school students that are planning on attending college. Carl Sandburg College provide resources for Hispanic and Latino students and their families as they continue their educational journey.
Hispanic Latino Student Organization(HLSO)
This student organization focuses on providing a desire to share the rich culture and heritage of Hispanic Latino students and to establish cross cultural communication between other cultures. To provide academic, and social activities that will benefit the Hispanic Latino students in the community. Open to all students of all cultures in order to promote intercultural communication and friendships!!!