The Ethnic Minority Employee Coalition (EMEC) seeks to address issues and concerns unique to employees and students at Salt Lake Community College. EMEC’s objectives include:

  • To promote inclusiveness of ethnic minorities at SLCC.
  • To function as an informative organization in support of recruitment, career development and retention of our members
  • To hold College administration accountable for maintaining its commitment to diversity and affirmative action.
  • To be an influential voice in supporting recruitment and retention of minority students.
  • To bring together the minority community internally and externally, to develop and maintain a cohesive network system that will cross all campus levels.

The purpose of the Ethnic Minority Employee Coalition is strategic advocacy on behalf of SLCC’s minority community. The coalition exists to provide a forum for dialogue and subsequent action on issues and concerns that impact the College’s minority faculty, staff and students. In support of the College’s strategic plan, the coalition exists to provide the special assistant to the president/chief diversity officer and the administration generally with information and advice regarding issues that impact minority faculty, staff and students.

The coalition’s goals include but are not limited to the following: 

  • To provide a network of mutual support for minority faculty and staff.
  • To create effective ways to communicate information to the minority community.
  • To act as an informative and proactive organization to address, develop and influence policy recommendations, resolutions and practices that affect the minority community at Salt Lake Community College.
  • To serve as a resource to the campus on issues unique to the minority community.
  • To coordinate our efforts with other campus organizations in the pursuit of common goals.
  • To promote and support relevant research and publications concerning issues of interest to the minority community.
  • To encourage and maintain a communicative network on a local, regional, state and national level.
  • To provide advice and consultation to College administrators on ways to improve the recruitment and retention of and the climate for minority faculty, administrators and students.
  • To identify ways to mentor and support minority faculty and minority students.
  • To identify ways that will support the professional development and promotional opportunities for minority faculty, administrators and staff.
  • To establish strong bridges between minority faculty, staff and students.
  • To identify ways to ensure that work performed by minority employees is valued by the college.
  • To identify ways to increase the involvement of minority Alumni with the College’s minority faculty, staff and students.
  • To provide a social environment for informal interaction for minority faculty and staff.