Access & Diversity

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.

MAP develops and implements a formal plan for identifying students who are historically at risk for completing higher education and developing a comprehensive plan that outlines support services and provides follow-up with students. This service enhances structure and accountability while providing general moral support. Students can learn more about this program by scheduling an appointment with the secretary in the Access and Diversity Department. The secretary may be reached during regular business hours in the Access and Diversity Department (Warf 239), by calling 931.540.2854 or emailing

Student Leadership Summit has been canceled for Spring 2020.

Usually held in November or April, the Student Leadership Summit is an annual event for high school juniors and seniors. The institute focuses on leadership and community skills, personal development and financial planning, as well as an exploration of career and educational options.

All high schools in Columbia State’s nine-county area—Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Marshall, Maury, Perry, Williamson and Wayne counties—receive an invitation for their junior and senior students to attend.

Short-term Multi-instructional Study Abroad Program for Radiologic Technology Students: 

Advancing Undergraduate Research-based Practices to Accelerate Student Success: 

Men Experiencing, Networking, Trying Optional Resources (MENTOR): 

Cultural Competency

FREE Student Food Bag Program

Columbia State’s goal for the four-day academy is to be a spring board for students to work on mastering their math skills, prepare and build a stronger foundation for high school math, and investigate job opportunities and college majors related to math academy subject areas. The academy is fun, fundamental and includes ideas for the future.

We recognize that students have needs that sometimes negatively affect their college life. To help students, Access and Diversity has worked with the IT department to create an online database which provides a list of resources at students' fingertips 24 x 7. Go to MyCN for more information and a link to the database.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month - September - October
  • Men on Community College Campuses - October 
  • Student Leadership Summit - November or April
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr - January
  • Black History Month - February
  • Women's History Month - March
  • Diversity Build - April
  • Asian Pacific Islander - May


Dr. Christa S. Martin
Assistant to the President, Access & Diversity
Columbia Campus, Warf 240
931.540.4114 (fax)
Diane Davis
Secretary, Access & Diversity
Columbia Campus, Warf 239