By: Chris Jones
Multiculturalism Issues in Student Affairs
Bunker Hill Community College
White 3,921 33%
Black or African American 3,305 28%
Hispanic/Latino of any Race 2,676 22%
Asian 1,383 12%
Two or More Races 628 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other
American Indian orAlaskan
Students of Known
Students of Color 8,012 67%
Race and Ethnicity
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a
comprehensive, multi-campus urban institution.
BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher
education in Massachusetts. Approximately sixty-seven
percent of BHCC students are people of color and more
than fifty percent are women.
There are more than 800 international students who come
from approximately 100 countries and speak more than 75
languages, making BHCC one of the most cosmopolitan
institutions of higher education in New England.
Three separate but cohesive mission statements guide Bunker
Hill Community College.
The first is a comprehensive, system-wide mission statement
for Public Higher Education in the Commonwealth of
The second is a mission statement of general characteristics
common to all Massachusetts community colleges.
The third mission statement contains the specialized and
focused component that identifies Bunker Hill Community
College's distinctive characteristics and priorities
Leadership and Advocacy
International students and international education have been
very important to Bunker Hill Community College since its
founding in 1973.Our institution has a national reputation for
serving students from around the world. We view our
international students as a great resource because they help us
to learn more about the world and the cultures around us.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is here to ensure that all
people who work, attend school and use the College campuses
are treated with respect and are able to pursue their endeavors
without experiencing incidents of discrimination or undue
impediments, barriers or obstacles.
The Office ensures this through the enforcement of the
College's nondiscrimination policies and the coordination of
educational opportunities and programs open to all in the
community.The Director of Diversity and Inclusion also serves
as the Section 504 andTitle IX Coordinator and Affirmative
Action Officer for the College
Bunker Hill Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer.We are committed to a diverse,
multicultural, multi-ethnic work environment. Women,
people of color, persons with disabilities and others are
strongly encouraged to apply.
Affirming Diversity on Campus
The NCBITeam at BHCC offers experiential workshops for
faculty, staff and students, ranging in length from a single
class-period to a full day.
National Coalition Building Institute, founded in 1984, is a
non-profit leadership training organization that works to
eliminate prejudice and conflict in communities
throughout the world.
Achieving the Dream
Achieving the Dream, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization
dedicated to helping more community college students,
particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in
school and earn a college certificate or degree.
Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society
AKM is the name of BHCC's chapter of the PhiTheta Kappa
International Honor Society. Membership qualifies students for
transfer scholarships at colleges and universities throughout the
Department Programs and Services
Special Programs and Events for students, faculty, and staff.
Events Sponsored byThe Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Compelling Conversation with Laila Ali
Wellness Advocate and Former World Champion Boxe
Compelling Conversation with Harold E. Ford, Jr.
Public Policy Professor and News Analyst and Former Five-Term
Student Activities - celebrates cultural diversity and encourages
African-American Cultural Society
African Students Club
Arab Students Association
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, andTransgender Student Union
Institutional Effectiveness is the systematic comparison of
institutional performance with institutional purpose.The
Office of Institutional Effectiveness provides oversight,
coordination, information resources, and data analysis for
college planning, assessment and research.