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Diversity and Inclusion

About Camden County College

  • Located just outside of Philadelphia, CCC is one of New Jersey’s largest public colleges.
  • Three campuses plus a technical institute and a regional emergency training center.
  • The Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility is part of Camden County College’s outreach to the local community. It is the goal of the Center to “create an informed citizenry with a heightened sense of civic responsibility.” The Center organizes two lecture series per year, free of charge to the public, by bringing in prominent academics and intellectuals to speak at the College.
  • CCC is nationally ranked in a number of key educational outcomes, the College has a tradition of high-quality education in a wide range of transfer and career programs.

The Digital Diversity Quilt

The Digital Diversity Quilt is a demonstration of CCC’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses.

View the Quilt

We are better because of our differences

Human Resources is working every day to build a welcoming community for Faculty and Staff that is committed to the spirit of diversity and inclusion.

The Human Resources Department spearheads the College’s Diversity and Inclusion committee. Diversity and Inclusion are among Camden County College’s greatest assets. The Committee is dedicated to cultivating a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought and expression are valued, respected, appreciated, and celebrated. It serves as a resource to our campus community by providing information, referrals, advocacy, coordination and support for diversity-related events, activities, initiatives and discussions.

Human Resources also has instituted policies and procedures to enhance the recruitment and retention of employees from underrepresented groups through diverse search committees. Diversity, equity and inclusion questions are included in interviews and factor into the recruitment and retention strategies of the College.

Members of the Human Resources staff have received professional development training related to unconscious bias, assistive technology and job accommodations for people with various disabilities, the benefits of building an inclusive hiring process, and laws regarding ADA compliance in the workplace.


April is Autism Acceptance Month.

This celebration serves to show support and acceptance to those living with autism. In 2021, the Autism Society of America, along with leading disability organizations across the country announced a shift from Awareness to Acceptance to foster change. In 2007, the United Nations declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day. April was recognized as World Autism Month and was widely referred to as Autism Awareness Month. For over a decade many people across the world have celebrated the differences of those living with autism using this language. But in recent years, some advocates have called for a change reminding us that although education about autism is important, inclusion is a critical factor needed to show support for their community. In response, there has been an intentional evolution to deem April as Autism Acceptance Month. Shifting the language to match the growing need for acceptance within the autism community while building awareness is a good foundation, acceptance and inclusion promotes action.
Acceptance is something the global population has been and continues to struggle with, but engaging in conversation and learning about one another’s perspectives, we can individually become accepting. And if the global population decides to embrace such a philosophy, our world can be filled with more love and acceptance and less hatred and stigmatism. Let us all aim to be aware and accepting of the global autism community as well as others. It starts with you and educating yourself.
More information about Autism Acceptance Month can be found at

Learning more about Esports

Esports has the potential to be one of the most inclusive activities on college campuses around the world, as it allows for and encourages all genders, sexual orientations, individuals with physical disabilities, and participants from every ethnic and socio-economic background to compete together on a level playing field. Competitive video gaming bridges divides and offers an opportunity to build a cohesive and welcoming campus community.


Cougar Esports at Camden County College aims to fulfill on that inclusive promise. Our Cougar Esports teams and community on campus can proudly say that they come from diverse backgrounds with many different cultures and identities represented throughout the teams. These individuals compete alongside each other for the common goals of supporting their teammates and representing Camden County College. Please join us in celebrating our differences by supporting our amazing student-athletes competing with Cougar Esports!

Employee Spotlight

Grisleidy Pena

Getting to know Grisleidy Pena

I am a Federal Work Study Student for the Public Safety Department. I’ve been working with Public Safety since January 2023. My favorite part of working at Camden County College is learning new skills, meeting new people and networking.
To me diversity means the inclusion of all cultures being represented, respected and treated equally. I find it important that Camden County College has a high percentage of diverse faculty and students and are all represented and given great opportunities to succeed in life.
My biggest inspiration would have to be my mom. She has taught me to never give up on my goals, never be afraid of new opportunities and to always stay true to myself.

Patrick Schumann

Getting to know Patrick Schumann

I am a Financial Aid Counselor for Camden County College and I have been working here for 11 months.
I enjoy helping students navigate through their college journey, while assisting them with finding ways to help meet the expense of their education. I am passionate about increased access to higher education for all students, regardless of their financial means. Student Affairs is an exciting division with limitless possibilities.
To me, diversity gives access to knowledge from people of all different backgrounds. I adamantly believe that being exposed to dissimilar experiences and perspectives will inform your sense of self, regardless of differences in culture, religion, education, or background. Diversity should inspire people to try and learn from others and to be tolerant and receptive of others. Students, faculty and staff at CCC will experience and learn from their peers because of the diversity of the college body.
My work wish list for the next few years includes completing my Masters of Science degree in Higher Education Administration.