Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity Statement

We recognize our responsibility to foster open environments and embrace diversity as a component of the IDEALS adopted by our institution.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Hinds CC is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer. Learn more about our policies.

Commitment to Diversity

Learn more about the expectations we have for our college community and learn about the history of DEI.

Addressing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity Committee

The Hinds Community College Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will guide the exploration, cultivation, and communication of diversity and champion the collective uniqueness of staff members and students. We endeavor to prepare our students to embrace diverse perspectives and backgrounds by supporting the teaching of critical thinking, empathy, and a deeper appreciation of others. We endeavor to create an equitable, culturally competent, supportive, and inclusive climate where students and employees model behavior that enriches our community.

Members of the Diversity Committee will guide and hold the institution accountable in the integration of all aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Presidential Statements

Official statements from the Hinds CC President regarding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Safe Spaces Allies

We live in a world where gender, ethnicity, religion, and other differences are not respected. Because of this, Safe Spaces are needed for students seeking support, understanding, and a moment to recharge.

Additional Resources

Resource Groups

Searching for a mentor? Are you looking for more networking or growth opportunities?


Join one of our diversity, equity and inclusion workshops and learn how you can better support the college.


Marquise L. Kessee
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Fountain Hall, Rm 226D
Jamille Hartfield
Coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Fountain Hall 226C