Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of Germanna

We recognize our responsibility to create, maintain, and nurture an academic and social environment that respects the diversity of people and ideas. We are committed to being an inclusive community that respects all cultures, experiences, and abilities and that prepares individuals to thrive in a global society.

Truth & Reconciliation Strategic Plan

Foster an intentional culture of excellence in diversity, equity, and opportunity

Black Minds Matter

Germanna repudiates racism and is committed to challenging the inequitable treatment of oppressed and marginalized groups. Learn more about our Truth and Reconciliation Strategic Plan.

Clubs & Organizations

Connect with other students through a number of existing student organizations or even start your own. Learn more about our Clubs & Organizations.

Accessibility Resources

Ensuring equal access to all aspects of the college experience for students with barriers. Learn more about our Accessibility Resources.

Germanna Cares

Germanna Cares provides emergency assistance, food pantry access, and referrals to community resources. Learn more about Germanna Cares.

Great Expectations

Supports foster youth in high school completion, access to a community college education and successful transition to living independently. Learn more about Great Expectations.

Military & Veteran Services

We are proud to serve active-duty service members, veterans, and their families. Germanna is a military friendly college. Learn more about Military & Veteran Services.

A message from Dr. Ray-Patterson

At Germanna, student success is predicated on equitable opportunities for all students and an institutional culture that values diversity and the power our differences lend us. Ours is a community that cherishes these differences and celebrates the ties that bind.

The Office of Equity Advancement is charged with upholding the commitments established in our Truth & Reconciliation Strategic Plan. This plan charts Germanna’s course towards transformation in the curriculum, professional development, outreach, human resources, and student engagement. Our plan is bold and ambitious, but we know that true change is more than a plan, it is an authentic embodiment of the important ideals of justice, dignity, and respect.

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Our plan is bold and ambitious, but we know that true change is more than a plan.
Dr. Tiffany Ray-Patterson
Germanna Community College

Equity Advancement is a powerful resource and one of the cornerstones of our transformative efforts. Staff are available to support students, faculty, and staff. I encourage you to reach out to us to seek assistance, support, or to get involved in this very important work.

We are all driving towards a bright future. Thank you for joining the journey.

Dr. Tiffany Ray-Patterson
Vice President of Student Services & Equity Advancement
Chief Diversity Officer

Contact Us

Equity Advancement

Dr. Keyanna Hawkins
Director of Equity Advancement

Coordinator of Equity Advancement

Aries Wilson
Academic Advisor of Equity Advancement

DeMareo T. Williams
Administrative Assistant of Equity Advancement 

Hope Davis
Mentorship Program Coordinator

LaTanya Glasco
Early College Advisor - Gladys P. Todd Academy

Katrina Richardson
Early College Advisor - Germanna Scholars

Make a difference in the lives of students.

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