• Access & Diversity

    Learn more about our Access & Diversity programs here at Columbia State.

Access & Diversity

At Columbia State, we understand the role of the college campus in providing students the opportunities to gain a richer understanding of the world and its peoples.

We also know that teachers and textbooks are not the only avenues by which students gain this understanding. Oftentimes, your fellow students are themselves valuable sources of insight, knowledge and empathy—especially those with life experiences markedly different from your own.

Making a Plan (MAP)

MAP develops and implements a formal plan for identifying students who are historically at risk for completing higher education and developing a comprehensive plan that outlines support services and provides follow-up with students. This service enhances structure and accountability while providing general moral support. Students can learn more about this program by scheduling an appointment with the secretary in the Access and Diversity Department. The secretary may be reached during regular business hours in the Access and Diversity Department (Warf 239), by calling 931.540.2854 or emailing accessanddiversity@ColumbiaState.edu.

Student Leadership Summit

Usually held in November, the Student Leadership Summit is an annual event for high school juniors and seniors. The institute focuses on leadership and community skills, personal development and financial planning, as well as an exploration of career and educational options.

All high schools in Columbia State’s nine-county area—Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Marshall, Maury, Perry, Williamson and Wayne counties—receive an invitation for their junior and senior students to attend.

For more information, go to www.columbiastate.edu/diversity/summit


Food Pantry & Student Resource: 6,653 from July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019. Project director Dr. Christa S. Martin, cmartin@Columbiastate.edu, 931.540.2644.

Compete for a Seat: 24,808 from July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019. Project director Andrea Poynter, apoynter@columbiastate.edu, 931 540-2607. 

Internationalization of Pre Health Sciences: 33,000 from July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019. Project director
Wes Dulaney, wdulaney@columbiastate.edu, 931 540-2617. 

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