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Salt Lake Community College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
4600 Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, Utah 84123
Phone
(801) 957-4111
School Information
"Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest college with the most diverse student body. It serves more than 60,000 students on 10 campuses and with online classes. All ages. Many interests. Flexible scheduling. With an exceptional range of academic and career-oriented options. "A superb faculty—and a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:20—means our students get personal attention from exceptional academic and vocational professionals. "With more than 120 areas of study, there’s a lot of room to grow. This is a place that high school graduates can take their first step into higher education and later transfer to a 4-year school. Where students can earn training and skills to take them directly into the workforce. Career professionals sharpen their skills. And anyone can take a class for their own enjoyment." (Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20141006091031/https://slcc.edu/about/index.aspx)
General Information
Salt Lake Community College is offering training to its staff. The "Staff Development" module is entitled "Antiracism + Whiteness". Topics of this module include "White Privilege and how we might use it for good", "Dismantling White Supremacy", "Healing biases and internalized racism", "What is anti-racism?", and "What is racial healing?". No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Salt Lake Community College is offering a "Staff Development" module entitled, "Antiracism + Whiteness". Topics of this module include "White Privilege and how we might use it for good", "Dismantling White Supremacy", "Healing biases and internalized racism", "What is anti-racism?", and "What is racial healing?".
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • SLCC outlines its General Education program and states the following regarding its diversity courses: "One course must also be co-designated as Diversity (DV). Courses in bold will fulfill both the Distribution Area or Communication requirement and the Diversity requirement."
Disciplinary Measures
  • SLCC provides a "Bias Incident Report Form" and states that it is "the responsibility of each person at SLCC to join in creating an environment in which others can thrive without fear of bias."
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • In February 2022, SLCC held the “Union for Racial Justice” protest, in which the president of UCSA declared, "We are anti-racism."
Program and Research Funding
  • Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs hosts the "Somos Mas" program which is "designed to assist and support Students of Color in ACHIEVING their academic goals and OWNING their educational journey" and "focuses on retention, academic excellence, and completion/graduation...led by individuals of similar backgrounds and supported by those wanting to assist People of Color in succeeding!"
Resources
  • In its newsletter, the Office of Learning Advancement provided students and faculty with resources and a list of events pertaining to their anti-racist initiatives.
  • On February 23, 2023, SLCC's Black Student Union hosted a panel that "discussed racism and freedom of speech."
  • The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at SLCC "supports underrepresented ethnic students through mentoring, student access and success coaching, workshops, cultural programming and more."
  • The Equity and Diversity Board at SLCC "advocates for students in their co-curricular activities for social change" and "serves as the liaison between historically marginalized and underrepresented SLCC students and the SLCC Administration."
  • SLCC Libraries features a Black Lives Matter image as part of its resource page dedicated to the study of African Americans.
Last updated July 12th, 2024
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