• Access & Diversity

    Learn more about our Access & Diversity programs here at Columbia State.


Access & Diversity

At Columbia State, we understand the role of the college campus in providing students the opportunities to gain a richer understanding of the world and its peoples. We also know that teachers and textbooks are not the only avenues by which students gain this understanding. Oftentimes, your fellow students are themselves valuable sources of insight, knowledge and empathy—especially those with life experiences markedly different from your own.

With this in mind, Columbia State works to establish a safe, nurturing and accessible environment that fosters the free and civil exchange of ideas and perspectives. Through our Office of Access & Diversity, we also develop and implement programs, activities and initiatives that will heighten the awareness, presence and success of ethnic minorities and other under-represented groups.

CCMI mixerAccess and Diversity Programs

The following programs are part of Columbia State's ongoing efforts to ensure the entire Charger family has opportunities to grow in their understanding of one another and service to the community.
  • Student Leadership Institute
  • Minority Student Advisory Team
  • Dialogues of ME
  • Generational Mentoring Program (GMP)
  • Community & College Mentoring Initiative (CCMI)
  • Making a Plan (CAP)

DiversityDiversity Plan

Columbia State Community College enhances the lives of citizens and the communities of southern Middle Tennessee through teaching, learning and student success. As Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State continues to build on its heritage of excellence through innovation in education and services that foster success and brings distinction and recognition for the quality and effectiveness of the college.

Click here for Columbia State's Diversity Plan.

group of math academy studentsSummer Math Academy

Each summer, Columbia State Community College hosts the Math for Life summer math academy at each of its campuses for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Click here to learn more.

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