Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

“NCCC is committed to creating a diverse environment for all of the valued stakeholders within our institutional community.  We endeavor to create an atmosphere where people are emboldened to stand up and speak up because their voices will not only heard but respected and responded to.”

– Dr. William J. Murabito, President

Dr. William J. Murabito, President

Cultivating Diversity in the Classroom and the Workplace

Students in courtyard

The NCCC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee was created in September 2016. It serves as an initiative to actively engage the whole college community in recognizing the importance of diversity for assuring the success of all members of our college community, including students, staff, faculty, and administration, in an ever-increasingly global environment.

Are you interested in contributing to the NCCC EDI Committee?
Contact John D Strong

Are you a student who is interested in applying to the SUNY Student Assembly and its EDI task force?

December – January

To recognize the many cultural and religious festivities that take place during December and January, NCCC’s Student Life hosted a “Holiday Extravaganza” event on December 8, 2021. Students researched and presented more than 20 holidays that take place across six out of the seven continents. In addition to educating fellow students, they also provided interactive stations including snacks, crafts, photos, and music to represent holiday symbols and traditions from around the world.

Collin Lacki


Collin Lacki ’21

Music major at NCCC

“…the shift to online is difficult with a lot of platforms not being accessible.” However, Collin does note that NCCC is providing him with the support he needs to overcome these challenges. Lacki is a student advocate on our NCCC campus. He was elected to the NCCC Student Government Association, serves as secretary/treasurer for the New York State Association of Blind Students and serves on the newly formed SUNY Student Voices Action Committee, which is working towards accessibility across New York state. Listen to his cares and concerns, along with the rest of his WBFO interview. We applaud his passionate advocacy.

John D Strong


John D Strong
Chief Diversity and Equity Officer
Phone: 716-614-5900
Email: jstrong@niagaracc.suny.edu
Location: H-162

Read Officer Strong’s biography