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Mission Statement

Cedar Crest Diversity Statement

Founded under the mission to expand women’s access to higher-education, Cedar Crest College values difference in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning environment. The College is committed to educational excellence, leadership, and civic engagement in a pluralistic society. We thus embrace an inclusive community that brings together students, faculty, and staff of different racial and multi-racial, ethnic and multi-ethnic, gender and sexually diverse, economic, religious, and national identities and ages, including students of color, first-generation college students, international students, students of varying ability/disability, and other students underrepresented in higher education


The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) supports Cedar Crest College’s diversity statement through its educational programming and services. The CDI will provide resources that foster awareness as well as empower students with knowledge, tools and experiences that promote global citizenship and a more inclusive campus. Finally CDI will advocate for our diverse student population.

Our work is facilitated through:

  • Coordination of a comprehensive programming calendar. 
  • Development and implementation of a wide range of diverse and social justice education and training opportunities on topics including but not limited to gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and socioeconomic class.
  • Support our diverse student organizations and house the Student Diversity Council.
  • Coordination of the inclusion grants.


Spring 2020

Talking Circles:  A method of dialogue based on a Native American tradition that invokes respect and reflection. The CDI hosts these informal conversations about current diversity topics in a brave and welcoming space for all CCC community members every other week on Tuesday's or Wednesday's from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Allen House.


Cultural Cafés: Hosted at the Allen House from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. These events provide an opportunity for our students to explore cultural diversity in the US and abroad through intentional experiential programming.


Food for the Soul: Hosted on the 1st Monday of every month from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Food for the Soul is a safe space for women of color to explore their understanding of self-care and self-love practices while reconnecting and rediscovering collective healing. Open to all CCC students, staff, and faculty.

Inclusion Grants

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is pleased to provide a limited number of grants of up to $250 dollars to individual students or student organizations (collaboration among student organizations is highly encouraged). Eligible events need to explores issues of multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion that support our CCC Diversity Statement. Events can include round table discussions, Movie + reflections, tabling on campus, speakers, rallies among others. To apply please complete this application

  • Grants can cover some of the following expenses:
    • Honorariums for speakers
    • Fliers
    • Snacks
    • Etc.

Be aware that applications must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the event to be considered for funding.
For more information please email


2019-2020 Professional and Student Staff

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion 
Allen House - Center for Diversity and Global Engagement 
Room 303
Phone: 610-606-4666 Ext. 4555
Facebook: CDICCC
Twitter: @cedarcrestcdi
Instagram: @cedarcrestcdi

Tatiana Diaz
Director of Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Allen House, 2nd floor, Office #1

Nisha Bhatt
Graduate Assistant for the CDI and Admission's Office


2019-2020 Inclusion Advocates

Melissa Culver, Class of 2022

Tatyanna Miller, Class of 2022

Lois Ann Polashenski, Class of 2021

Gabryel Porter, Class of 2021

Nora Mahmoud, Class of 2020

Sulakshmi Vaid, Class of 2021



Allen House - Center for Diversity & Global Engagement