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DGL Terms Wordcloud.pngWhat is Diversity and Global Learning?

Diversity/Global Learning cultivates self-awareness and understanding of your impact - locally, nationally, and globally. Students learn to:

  • Understand diverse cultures
  • Develop intercultural skills
  • Understand global processes
  • Prepare for citizenship, both locally and globally

Empower yourself to participate effectively in a society that encompasses diverse experiences, perspectives, and realities. Learn about inclusivity and develop cultural responsiveness across social differences in contexts ranging from the other side of the planet to your own backyard.

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Benefits of DGL

Culturally Inclusive Learning Environments Promote:

Awareness. Recognize the vast diversity of cultures, thought, and social systems on a local and global level.

Engagement. Gain the real-world skills and knowledge necessary to engage in various multicultural settings.

Transformation. Find a better inner-self through community building, intercultural communication and interdependence. 

Critical Thinking. Analyze and shape how your experiences, perspectives, values, and assumptions affect your interaction with the world.

Did You Know?

Jump-Start Your Job Search

A global perspective can give you a leg-up during the job search process.

A 2014 research study on college learning and career success surveyed a large group of employers and found that the vast majority of them (78%) agree that all students - regardless of their degree or major - should have intercultural skills and an understanding of societies outside of the United States. The employers go on to say that they are more likely to consider a job candidate who has participated in a field-based project within a diverse community setting including people from different backgrounds, or a community-based project. This means that getting involved in global activities could put you ahead of the competition in the employee pool.

(Source: Falling Short? College Learning and Career Success)

Students Say...

"Global Village has really improved my confidence and has made me aware of my listening skills. It has enabled me to learn that everyone has something to share and that we all want to be heard."


- Nikki, PPCC Student

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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King


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HIPs Diversity/Global Learning Director

Tiko Hardy


Faculty Resources

Are you faculty interested in implementing diversity?

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"We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation."

- Cesar Chavez

Contact Us!

ME DGL Specialist: Eric Ericson - (719)502-3622 -

ME DGL Specialist: Susan Rollins - (719)502-3657 -

CHTS DGL Specialist: Martin Conrad - (719)502-3426 - 

CHTS DGL Specialist: Melinda Mingo - (719)502-3200 -