Diversity at DMACC

Summer Scholars Award Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Summer scholarship:

Charity Dangelser, Newton Campus, Liberal Arts
 Rebecca Whitney, Ankeny campus, Culinary and Accounting
 Samuel Connett, Ankeny Campus, Liberal Arts
 Jeffrey Howe, Urban and Ankeny Campuses, Cyber Security and Information Technology Network Administration
 Christopher Zimmerman, Ankeny, Campus Human Services
 Edward Hepplewhite, Boone Campus, Liberal Arts, Pre-Engineering

Summer Scholars Award

One Free 3-credit hour face to face Summer Semester Course plus $100 for books will be awarded to six students throughout the DMACC Campuses and Learning Centers.
Students must be full time as of Spring semester 2019.

Apply Today - Deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11:59 pm


​​​​​​ DMACC DiversityDes Moines Area Community College has the distinction of enrolling the most culturally diverse student population in the Iowa higher education system. Our responsibility to our students, and to the staff and faculty that serve them, is articulated in the diversity vision statement:

DMACC will create a culture in which all people are valued and supported, and will celebrate the similarities and differences among us. In doing so, we will prepare the DMACC community to live, to learn, and to work together in a global society.

President's Message

DMACC is committed to meeting the needs of our increasingly diverse district. That commitment is fostered at many different levels of the institution. Our Diversity Commission will serve as the institutional leader in the coordination of all of our efforts to create opportunities for citizens from different cultures and with different life experiences to experience DMACC, as a student, a professor or staff member.

Iowa is at a critical juncture today—economically and culturally. We have one of the slowest growth rates in the nation, one of the oldest and homogeneous populations, and we are near the bottom of the state rankings in the number of high school graduates each year. Despite these statistics, the economic climate in Iowa, and particularly in Central Iowa, is very good.

State and local leaders are working to identify strategies to find the new workers required to fuel this economic expansion. Iowa needs to tap its under-utilized workers—the newest wave of immigrants settling in Iowa, the under-employed, older workers, individuals with disabilities, and others—and provide them with the skills needed to fill these jobs of the future. In central Iowa, DMACC is uniquely poised to provide education and skill training to all of our citizens that want to attend college and go to work.

At this website, you will find information about DMACC's Diversity Commission, our action projects to increase the diversity of our student and staff population, and the activities and programs offered at the different campuses designed to help every person feel welcome here. We are committed to providing assistance to the employers in our district as they work to hire a well-trained workforce that is reflective of the changing demographics in our communities.

Please don't hesitate to contact me at rjdenson@dmacc.edu with questions or ideas for this website.

Rob Denson

Non​discrimination Statement

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost's office, the Academic Deans' office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6857, dso@dmacc.edu. Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6216, Title9@dmacc.edu. Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, email OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, Natural and Environmental Science
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Arts, Design, and Visual Communication
Business, Management, and Marketing
Education, Public, and Human Services
Health Science
Hospitality and Culinary
Information Technology
Transportation & Logistics

Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at https://www.dmacc.edu/admissions/Pages/checklist.aspx.