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Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Clubs & Organizations


Black Student Union
A club where the African American Student can obtain assistance, guidance, and direction concerning their transition to college life.  Open to any student.  Advisors: Will Brinson, G-242A, 716-614-6258 and Angela Jackson, G-225, 716-614-5979.

Cru at NCCC
The purpose of this chapter is to build movements of people who are transformed by Jesus Christ.  The student-led movements seek to introduce students to Christ, help them to grow in faith, encourage them to passionately live life in a manner consistent with belief in the God of the Bible, and inspire commitment to advancing the purposes of God in the world. Advisor: Ryan Sessman, D-201, 716-614-6724

Native American Club
Meetings take place every Thursday in E-107 from 2-3 p.m. Advisor: Cory Hewitt, D-201, 716-614-6724

Pride Alliance
Provides informal peer group support to discuss concerns of sexual minorities. Advisor: Jesse Goldberg, A-134, 716-614-6741 and Laurie Johnston-Stickney, E-130, 716-614-6750.

Veterans Association
The veterans club is open to all students and hosts events such as the Veterans Day Ceremony, overseas care packages, and fundraising to upgrade our Veterans Memorial Park (located near the main entrance of the campus). Advisor: Joseph Potalivo, B-103, 716-614-6283.

Financial Resources

Below, you will find financial resources from NCCC to a national level which provide links to financial aid, workforce development, scholarships, and internship opportunities. Please check back as we continue to provide more information.


  • NCCC Scholarships – Apply Now
  • Purdue University Global – 45+ College Scholarships for Minority Students
  • Diversity Scholarships – For Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Women, LGBTQIA+ students
  • The Waller Scholarship – The Waller Scholarship is a renewable and competitive $5,000 award for graduating Niagara County Community College multicultural students interested in continuing their education at Niagara University.
    The Waller Scholarship will offer four talented multicultural graduates from NCCC the financial resources they may need to earn a bachelor’s degree at NU. The $5,000 scholarship can be combined with Niagara’s merit-based award incentives (between $13,000 to $20,000 per year) and other financial aid opportunities to make a university education accessible and affordable to all.
    To learn more, contact Will Brinson at 716.614.6258 or email

General Support

Workforce Development

2021-2022 Courses

COM 210: Intercultural Communication3Spring 2021Surdyke
HIS 210: Native American HistoryOW / AH3Fall 2021 or Spring 2022Fisher
HIS 255: Holocausts: From Rome to RwandaSS3Spring 2021Clarcq
HON 103: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion1Spring 2021Lange
HUS/EDU 120 Disabilities: Birth Through Adolescence3Spring 2021Oberjosh/Hamilton
HUS/EDU 210 Anti-Bias in Early Childhood Education3Spring 2021Gress
HUS 122 Disabilities & AgingOER3Spring 2021Oberjosh
HUS 217 Diversity in Chemical Dependency CounselingOER3Spring 2021Oberjosh
LIT 222: Contemporary World LiteratureH3Spring 2021Pietrzykowski
LIT 231: African American LiteratureH3Fall 2021Varies
LIT 233: Native American LiteratureH3Spring 2021Sharma
MUS 130: Urban Music: BeBop to Hip-HopAR3Fall 2021 as CAP course in Lockport HS
SOC 203: Social Problems (spring ’21 by A. Pollard)SS3Spring 2021Pollard
SOC 260: Sociology of the FamilySS3Spring 2021Pollard
SOC 270: Community StudiesSS3Spring 2021Johnson
SSC 111: Gender, Sexuality and CultureSpring 2021Oberjosh
THA 110: Black Drama and FilmAR / H3Fall 2021Buffamanti
John D Strong


John D Strong
Chief Diversity and Equity Officer
Phone: 716-614-5900
Location: H-162

Read Officer Strong’s biography