Diversity at HCC

HCC's Commitment to Diversity

HCC is proud of its commitment to maintaining the highest value assigned to equality, diversity, and access. We have worked hard to create and sustain a culture that values each individual, each idea, each student, and each experience.  

One of our greatest assets as an institution is that our staff and student population are reflective of our community and that we strive to provide working and learning environments that are supportive to everyone.

Our Initiatives

  • Black, Brown and College Bound

    In 2006, Hillsborough Community College held the first annual Black, Brown & College Bound Summit in Tampa, Florida to address the national problem of a lack of student success in the areas of persistence, retention, and graduation for all students and in particular African American and Latino males.

    Registration for the 17th Annual BBCB Summit is now open

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  • Champions of Diversity Awards

    This award recognizes outstanding administrators, faculty, staff, student organizations and corporate partners.

  • Collegiate 100

    The mission of Collegiate 100 (C100) and 100 BMTB is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities through mentoring and community service.

  • HCC Diversity and Inclusion Network

    Members of the College's Diversity Councils review existing diversity initiatives and recommend new events and opportunities for inclusion. Some networks include the District Diversity Council, Campus Diversity Councils, National Council on Black American Affairs-AACC Chapter, and Hispanic Latino Advisory Committee.

  • HOPE Scholars

    The HOPE Scholars Initiative focuses on degree completion by improving persistence, retention and upper-division transfer rates among African American and Latino male students in the program. 

  • MLK Day of Service

    In 2019, Hillsborough Community College became the fiscal tracking agent and will lead the Consortium which will include and be administered in 2019-2020 by HCC, Broward College, St. Petersburg College and the State College of Florida. 

  • Social Justice Community Projects

    The HCC Social Justice Community Projects Awards epitomize action-oriented educational and service programs regarding human rights, equity and access for all people. 

  • Supplier Diversity

    Hillsborough Community College is committed to providing women-owned, small and minority-owned business enterprises (W/MBEs) the opportunity to conduct business with the College.