Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Chair: Alison Weston, New River Community College (VA)

LEARN ABOUT SPECIAL EVENTS BELOW!

A SIG is a Special Interest Group that brings colleagues together to explore a topic or population in higher education / K-12 through discussion, networking and resource sharing. PCACAC has served as a leading affiliate in many ways, including launching our very own SIGs in 2018. Since then, we have grown from three to ten SIGs:

If you have an idea for a new SIG or would you like to get connected to the leaders and members of our current SIGs, please contact the chair.

We are looking forward to seeing the number of SIGs grow
. YOU may be just the leader that we need for our newest SIG!


LGBTQ+ ALLY SIG KICKS OFF PRIDE MONTH

Topics we're covering throughout June:

  • LGBTQ+ Cross Training for Admissions Staff and Students
  • Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Colleagues
  • Transitioning from High School to College as an LGBTQ+ Student

Questions?  Contact Shawn Ficadenti, Radford University (VA)

Session 2: Supporting LGBTQ+ Students and Colleagues

We’re rolling up on our second session within Pride Month Series! Thanks to PCACAC leadership and our partners at University of Maryland’s LGBT Equity Center, we will be discussing best policies and practices for serving our LGBTQ+ students as well as providing a safe and welcoming workplace environment for our community colleagues.

Please join us on Friday, June 18 at 12:00pm and feel encouraged to bring your lunch along with you!

Supporting LGBTQ+ Students and Colleagues
Join Zoom Meeting
Passcode:  339035

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Session 1: The Gender Unicorn

We’re kicking off Pride Month Series with a virtual session and interactive activity led by LGBTQ+ & Ally SIG Chair, Shawn Ficadenti, to discuss the differences between the various identity spectrums as well as understanding more about the transgender community.

Thursday, June 3 at 11:00am 

Gender Unicorn
Join Zoom Meeting
Passcode:  407158


SPECIAL CBO SIG EVENT - JUNE 3 FROM 2-3PM!

Each year, more than 1 million students - a third of whom are first-generation - apply to college using the Common App.  Common App recognizes the critical role community-based organizations play in helping students get to college. PCACAC's CBO SIG has invited Meredith Lombardi from Common App's Access & Equity Programs team to talk about the tools CBO advisors can use to support their students and families. Join us to learn more, ask questions, and connect with your colleagues.  

Meeting ID:  825 4723 1488
Passcode:  389725


Our SIG is open all CBO's in the PCACAC region (DC, DE, MD, VA & WV) if you are not a member of PCACAC and interested in our SIG please complete this google form to be added to our group: https://lnkd.in/d58SZmx

Questions?
Contact Charlain Bailey, CBO SIG Chair, [email protected]


THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING SIG WEEK WITH US!

SIG Spotlight Week was a success!  A total of 134 meeting attendees were documented over the ten SIG meetings held.  Five out of ten Special Interest Groups who met are new to PCACAC this year.  This illustrates the amount of diligent work that was done to produce the level of engagement seen throughout the week.  For many attendees this was a first exposure to PCACAC and we are excited at the prospect of new members.  

Our SIG Leads did an AMAZING job providing a mix of content in a collaborative virtual space resulting in meaningful conversation and connections.

 A huge THANK YOU to all who had a hand in making our first SIG Week possible!