Cultural Connections & Diversity

Diversity Awareness Strengthens the Community

The Office of Student Success works with students, faculty, and staff to coordinate programs and events that engage students and creates a welcoming campus environment. In so doing, these programs increase an appreciation of diversity as found in our community; meaningfully serves to engage our students, and contributes toward enriching our lives.

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Alejandra Polcik
Advising and Recruiting
(512) 223.7953
Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Events and Programs 2014

EventDescriptionDate & Location
Climate Survey about LGBTQ community Students can help Austin Community College assess the institutional climate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community by completing the climate survey. The responses are confidential. The results will be used to guide the college in making ACC a safe and welcoming environment for all students. Sept. 18 to Sept 28 Students received the link to the survey via ACC email
Radio Show Educa Austin Topic: DACA Session Students and their families can learn about DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). They can get information about the process of DACA and how to renew their permit. September 24, Radio Mujer Internacional 95.1 FM at 2:00 p.m. The show is in Spanish
Transfer Information Session
from ACC to Huston-Tillotson University  
Students are being informed that Austin Community College in partnership with Huston-Tillotson University is offering several  scholarships that will pay for your tuition and fees while at ACC (up to $2500) and when you transfer to HT ($5,000).
For more information contact : Loretta Edelen, edelen@austincc.edu, 512-223-5106
Sept. 26, Two sessions:

Session One,  from Noon to 1pm
Eastview Campus Rm 8123
3401 Webberville Rd. Austin, 78702

Session two from 2pm-3pm
Highland Campus Rm 1307
6001 Airport Blvd. Austin, 78752

Student Immigration Information Face -to-face answers to your questions on Deferred Action for undocumented students, and how to apply. (Alejandra Polcik, local agencies) September 26, 1:30-3:00pm
Riverside Campus, 1020 Grove Blvd, Bldg. G, Room 8100
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Radio Show Educa Austin Topic: Autocad program Learn about the Autocad program, what you need to apply to the program and where you can work once you graduate. Also information on scholarships, financial aid and other options. October 8, Radio Mujer Internacional 95.1 FM at 2:00 p.m. The show is in Spanish
Radio Show Educa Austin Topic: Diversity Learn about how ACC supports Diversity in many programs and events. October 15, Radio Mujer Internacional 95.1 FM at 2:00 p.m. The show is in Spanish
Radio Show Educa Austin
Topic: Criminal Justice
Would you like to be a cop or a detective? Learn about the Criminal Justice program at ACC. Get information about how to apply; where to get scholarships and find a job once you graduate. October 22, Radio Mujer Internacional 95.1 FM  at 2:00 p.m. The show is in Spanish
Radio Show Educa Austin Topic: Agriculture Program Learn about the newest agricultural program at ACC. October 29, Radio Mujer Internacional 95.1 FM at 2:00 p.m. The show is in Spanish
Radio Show Educa Austin Topic: ESOL Information about the English Speakers of Other Languages program. How can students improve their English skills and what are the steps for registration? November 5, Radio Mujer Internacional 95.1 FM at 2:00 p.m. The show is in Spanish
4th Annual Financial Fitness Seminar FREE community event, continental breakfast and lunch will be served. See flier for details. November 8th, 8:00am-3:30 p.m.
ACC Eastview Campus, Bldg. 8500
Radio Show Educa Austin Topic: Continuing Education programs The Continuing education program provides the community with easy access to a wide range of noncredit courses, workforce development programs, and customized training for employers. November 12, Radio Mujer Internacional 95.1 FM at 2:00 p.m. The show is in Spanish
Topic: Highland Campus Learn about the newest ACC campus, the Highland Campus. Get information about the Math Accelerator and other resources this facility offers to the community. November 19, Radio Mujer Internacional 95.1 FM at 2:00 p.m. The show is in Spanish
Topic: The Eagles Show Families, staff and members of the community are invited to attend the free live tapings each month, where guests share educational and inspirational stories that help empower families and encourage them to have active roles in their child's education and success. ACC representatives Antonio Lujan, Imelda Buentello and Alejandra Polcik will be interviewed. (Show is in Spanish) November 20, Channel 22 AISD at 9am
Topic: Registration Learn about the process of registration, the deadlines, the requirements and all the details to register on time. December 3, Radio Mujer Internacional 95.1 FM at 2:00 p.m. The show is in Spanish