Diversity Services

College and Career Specialist - Diversity Services Office

Under the leadership of Cristina Parente, BTC's College and Career Specialist, the Diversity Services Office serves the needs of the Blackhawk Technical College minority student population and those interested in fostering multicultural ideas through advocacy, support, inclusion, intervention, advising, leadership and access to resources. The DSO serves as a resource for educational programming for students, faculty and administration on issues relevant to appreciation for and inclusiveness of diversity through orientations to campus culture and the academic system while striving to provide a place where all are welcome, accepted, encouraged and empowered.

Location: Cristina's office is located in the Admissions area of Student Services  (Room 2104).

Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm (Monday - Thursday ) and 8:00am - 4:30 (Friday)

The ODS can connect students to a variety of services including peer-tutoring and mentoring. A lending library containing program text books, videos, training materials and other items focusing on diversity and race related issues is located in the ODS.