Minority Caucus

The Minority Caucus, founded in 1985, is an organization open to all faculty and staff at Manchester Community College concerned with improving the conditions of faculty, staff, and students of color currently involved with the college.

Its purpose is to unite MCC employees who are interested in improving the conditions of ethnically diverse people on campus. 

Its mission is to offer any human service possible that will improve the quality of campus life, to the extent that members are able and willing.  The Caucus also seeks to promote academic excellence among students by maintaining on-going contact through social, cultural, educational, and informal meetings.

Minority Caucus Members

The Minority Caucus was instrumental in having managerial and administrative job qualifications analyzed and adjusted in the Connecticut Community College System.  In addition, the Caucus sponsors an annual one-day professional development retreat for its members.  Providing support and encouragement along with networking is an ongoing activity among members.  The Caucus welcomes your membership.  We look forward to meeting you and encourage you to become involved with our activities during the academic year.

Minority Caucus Objectives

  • To promote and encourage high ethical standards among all minority staff and students in their business and professional activities
  • To strengthen communication and cooperation among all constituents.
  • To work towards achieving Caucus representation at all levels and areas of the College.
  • To foster the spirit of good fellowship and multicultural interaction among all College constituents.
  • To work for the personal and professional advancement of all College constituents.
  • To demonstrate leadership and assure that our accomplishments receive appropriate recognition and appreciation.
  • To ensure that all our constituents have equal access to development and training for professional growth and upward mobility within the community college system.
  • To urge and promote academic excellence among students.

Caucus Activities

Minority Caucus Members

Some of the activities the Caucus has been involved in are:

  • Annual Caucus Retreat
  • Annual Minority Student Reception
  • Thanksgiving basket donation to area community groups in need
  • Recruitment and mentoring of new faculty and staff
  • Annually meet with MCC President to discuss campus issues
  • Advising of MCC Cultural Student Groups
  • Participation in the statewide Global Majority Retreat
  • MCC Caucus Scholarships at the Annual Awards Reception
  • Contribution to the An Evening of Fine Wines Silent Auction
  • Outreach to area educators in the elementary and secondary systems
  • Participation in MCC Diversity Day

Useful Links

African Americans in Higher Education in Connecticut (AHEC)
http://www.commnet.edu/diversity/AAHEC.asp

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education
http://www.aahhe.org/

Connecticut African American Affairs Commission
http://www.cga.ct.gov/aaac/

Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education
http://www.calahe.org/

Connecticut Community College Minority Fellowship Program
http://www.commnet.edu/minority_fellowship.asp

Connecticut Community College Office of Diversity & Equity
http://www.commnet.edu/diversity/

Connecticut Community College System Job Postings
http://www.commnet.edu/diversity/docs/job_opportunities.pdf

Connecticut Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission
http://www.cga.ct.gov/lprac/

Global Majority Retreat
http://soam1.ctstateu.edu/gmr/gmr.nsf

Last Update: January 09 2012
For additional information, contact: Endia DeCordova