Diversity at RCC
A Heritage of Excellence and Diversity
Students at Rockland Community College have the advantage of a global experience. They have the opportunity to enroll in a variety of classes that broaden their worldview. Outside the classroom, RCC embraces diversity through a series of heritage celebrations and an array of student clubs.
RCC offers credit and non-credit courses exploring numerous ethnicities, religions and cultures, as well as a wide variety of foreign languages.
RCC offers courses in a broad range of subject areas that reflect and support the diversity of our students. A sample of credit courses that have recently been offered include:
Art & African American Experience; Art of Africa, Asia & Americas
- Foreign Languages
Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish, American Sign Language
African American History; History: Minority USA; History of the Holocaust
African American Literature; Contemporary Urban Writers; Modern Latin American Literature; Literary England, Themes in Irish Literature
- Multicultural Studies
Introduction to Multicultural Studies; Pluralism & Diversity in Food and Culture in America; Diversity in American Speech & Language; History of Multiculturalism in American Business; Pluralism & Diversity: Music in America
- Religious Studies
Religions of the World; Pluralism & Diversity in American Religions; Contemporary Jewish Issues
US Latino/Latina Communities; Women, Men, Sex & Power; Women & Social Action
Students can join more than 40 clubs and student organizations, many of which play an important role in presenting heritage celebrations. Students can also form their own clubs.
recently active clubs include:
- African Student Association
- Gay Straight Alliance
- Asian Club
- Habitat for Humanity
- Black Student Union
- Haitian Club
- Christian Fellowship
- Filipinos United
- International Club
Clubs operate under Student Involvement.
Traveling to a foreign country expands students’ horizons. RCC offers a variety of opportunities ranging from 10-day trips to full-semester programs to countries as diverse as England, France, Morocco and New Zealand.
International Student Services provides a welcoming environment for students from other countries. People who understand the special needs of these students are available to help with issues concerning application to the College, immigration, housing, special programs, clubs, and events of interest. The ISS office processes all international student applications and all required documents for students to apply for the student visa, such as the Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) I-20.
The mission of Accessibility Services is to provide equal access and quality education for students with disabilities. Students can find information about appropriate instructional accommodations, campus accessibility, assistive technology, and more. Accessibility Services is a part of RCC’s Student Services Division.
RCC has many committees that support the interests of our diverse student population.
- African-American History Month
- Irish Culture
- Asian/Pacific Island Heritage Month
- Italian Heritage
- Black Achievement
- Jewish Heritage Month
- Committee on Disability
- Multicultural Underrepresented Student Success Advisory Board
- Haitian Heritage Month
- Native American Celebration
- Hispanic Achievement Awards
- S.T.A.R.S. (Service to Adult Returning Students) Board
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Women's History Month
- Holocaust Commemoration