May 26, 2021

HACC Stands in Solidarity with LGBTQ+ Students Harassed at Area University

Statement by John J. “Ski” Sygielski, MBA, Ed.D., president and CEO of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College
In light of the horrific LGBTQ+ incident that recently occurred at an area university, at HACC, we want our alumni to know there are people within the College to help you at your new institution should you encounter similar discrimination, bigotry and hate.

HACC’s Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Belonging has
resources and partnerships to assist you navigate through those experiences, if necessary. HACC alumni are encouraged to use these resources to help address discrimination, bigotry and hate.
Thank you.

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