Diversity and Inclusion

As an institution of higher education, we understand that a diversity and inclusion plan will be effective only when founded on a true belief in and understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion. Therefore, we aspire to create a college culture that reflects appreciation for diversity and inclusion at all levels. We know that our mission of transforming lives through education and our vision of becoming a world-class learning institution will only be achieved by hiring and retaining the best people possible while welcoming students from all backgrounds and life stages with flexible career and educational opportunities.  

Greenville Technical College recognizes that the vibrancy of our community is enhanced by diversity, which we define as the range of human differences. We believe a culture of inclusion puts diversity into action by creating an environment of involvement, respect and engagement - where a multiplicity of beliefs, interests, experiences, and viewpoints are harnessed to accomplish our goals.

We work to achieve diversity and inclusion by:

  • Delivering services in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Fostering an environment in which students and employees embrace and promote inclusion and understanding of the value of diversity as demonstrated through interactions with one another.
  • Integrating diversity into business strategies, decisions, and business processes.
  • Aligning diversity and inclusion efforts with strategic imperatives.
  • Increasing effectiveness and accountability of efforts by developing measureable goals.

Programs and services


The Greenville Technical College African American Male Leadership Institute is committed to developing leadership potential among African American males enrolled at Greenville Technical College.

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Call Me Mister

Greenville Technical College is proud to be part of Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models), an initiative to recruit, train, certify and place men, particularly minorities, as teachers in South Carolina public elementary schools. This program was created to address the need for more diversity among role models for our youngest citizens and to provide support services so that more of these students have a successful college experience.

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The Unsung Hero

The Unsung Hero Awards Program is an annual event that Greenville Technical College uses to recognize the unselfish and often unnoticed acts of individuals in the college and community.

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The International Education Center at Greenville Technical College

The International Education Center (IEC) at Greenville Technical College promotes culturally diverse college experiences for students and faculty by infusing a variety of international and intercultural elements into teaching and learning. Such efforts will extend students' educational experiences to empower them to engage in free and open discussion of ideas, to have informed appreciation of their distinct cultural heritages, and to live and work within a global community.

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Informacion para las clases de Ingles

If you are interested in these programs, but worry that your level of English may not be sufficient, we offer intermediate-advanced level English classes that will help prepare you for academic success.

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Si están interesados en estos programas, pero sienten que su nivel de Ingles no es suficiente, también ofrecemos clases de Ingles a nivel intermedio-avanzado que les ayudara a lograr éxito en sus cursos académicos. Informacion para las clases de Ingles

Disability Support

We'll balance your needs and course requirements in an accommodations plan that gives you an equal opportunity for success.

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Community Involvement


SpiritFest is a Gospel music event and includes scholarship opportunities for deserving youth.

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MLK DreamWeekend

MLK DreamWeekend honors Dr. King's legacy through a collaboration of community leaders, business executives, civic organizations and academic institutions to encourage and implement scholarships, diversity, community service and other values that represent Dr. King.

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African-American Heritage Month

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Greenville Technical College celebrates with several programs during the month of February.

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