Employee & Student Interest Groups
In addition to the President’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, Joliet Junior College also supports other committees and clubs that share the same mission, vision and values. These groups include but are not limited to:
African American Retention Initiative
The purpose of the African American Retention Initiative is to develop outreach and community engagement programs that will increase African American enrollment and positively strengthen recruitment, academic preparation, and college readiness for students at Joliet Junior College.
To learn more about the African American Retention Initiative or for more information on how to join, please e-mail DeAndre Butler, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bridgett Larkin-Beene, Co-Chair (email@example.com)
Committee for African American and Latino American Concerns (CAALAC)
The Committee for African American and Latino American Concerns (CAALAC) is committed to increasing opportunities of growth, development and success for faculty, staff and students of color at Joliet Junior College, and addressing any issues of inequity. We strive to achieve goals that support the collective success of all minorities throughout the college community.
To learn more about the African American and Latino American Concerns (CAALAC) committee or for information on how to join, please e-mail Tracy Metcalf, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rodney Bullock, Co-Chair (email@example.com)
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month at 12 p.m. in A-1061
Disability Services and Accessibility
The Disability Services and Accessibility Committee serves as an advisory committee providing a voice for all individuals with disabilities who are part of the college and its extended community. The committee will raise awareness to the needs and concerns of those with disabilities as well as provide the college community with a vision, plans, and resources to enable individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential through inclusion, representation, and access to accommodations.
To learn more about the Disability Services and Accessibility committee or for information on how to join, please e-mail Mindy Diaz, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jon-Pierre Bradley, Co-Chair (email@example.com)
Please visit the Disability Services page for additional information.
Hispanic Serving Institutions Committee
The purpose of the HSI committee is to lead the charge in expanding recruitment and retention efforts to Hispanic students with the goal of obtaining the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), federal designation. The committee members serve as advocates to review, develop and introduce new and innovative initiatives for the Hispanic population with a strategic focus on strengthen enrollment, retention and completion.
To learn more about the Hispanic Serving Institutions committee or for information on how to join, please e-mail Michelle Roman-Garcia, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org), Michele Smith, Co-Chair (email@example.com), Michelle Lyman, Co-Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
LGBTIQA – Safe Zone
The LGBTIQ-Safe Zone committee serves as an advisory body for matters of concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning persons across the College. The LGBTIQ-Safe Zone initiative will provide a welcoming, safe, visible, and tangible support system to ensure that the College's programs and services are inclusive and that strategies, plans, programs, and resources are available to the LGBTIQ community.
Women’s Support Group
The purpose of the Women’s Support Group is to assist the college in supporting the academic achievement, career aspiration, and personal development of all who identify as women at Joliet Junior College. We are committed to creating a safe, equitable, and inclusive learning environment in which all women can be successful.