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CIFG Recipients 2023

Harper continues to empower equity, economic mobility with Community Innovation Fund Grant Program

March 27, 2024

During the past two years, Harper has awarded $150,000 to area nonprofits. Organizations can apply for the third round of funding through May 10. Read More

Ten Shared Principles Dialogue

Harper hosts Ten Shared Principles dialogue about policing

March 04, 2024

In partnership with the NAACP and the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, the Harper College Police Department and Office of DEI recently fostered an open discussion among students and employees. Read More

Darlett Bernard Service Award

Darlett Bernard to receive Excellence in Service Award at MLK Celebration

January 24, 2024

Harper College’s catering supervisor will be honored for 17-plus years of outstanding service with a personal touch on January 31. Read More

HEED Award Logo 2023

Harper College awarded INSIGHT Into Diversity 2023 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

October 12, 2023

This is the third time Harper has received the HEED Award, a national honor recognizing colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. Read More

Building D Harper Campus

New grants help Harper expand educational programs and partnerships

October 05, 2023

The college has recently been awarded nearly $4.1 million in federal grant funding to support student-parents, assist Latinx students, develop emerging technology partnerships and train members of the regional workforce. Read More

Ada Velazquez is Harper's first Social Justice Studies Distinction graduate.

'Almost like waking up again': Harper College students embrace Social Justice Studies Distinction

September 06, 2023

The program offers multiple paths, allowing students to engage with Social Justice Studies courses in a manner that best suits their educational and career journeys. Read More

Ranjani Murali English Diverse Faculty Fellow

How two Harper College Faculty Fellows innovate with multimedia lessons

August 29, 2023

Instructors Bethanie-Michelle Statler and Ranjani Murali connect with students by creating scientific song parodies and deploying funny memes. Read More

Harper faculty Andre Berchiolly and Dr. Stephanie Whalen are part of the group behind the Equity Literacy Project.

Collaborative Equity Literacy Project boosts awareness, supports critical conversations

July 25, 2023

The partnership between educators from Harper, Northern Illinois University, and Districts 211, 214 and 220 focuses on creating safe and supportive learning environments. Read More

ICCTA Award 2023 Equity and Diversity

Harper honored with ICCTA's Equity and Diversity Award

June 13, 2023

For the second time, the Illinois Community College Trustees Association awarded Harper College’s leadership on policies that enhance institutional diversity, equity and inclusion for underrepresented groups. Read More

Dr. Tamara Johnson and Jeff Julian

Two Harper leaders selected for Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship

April 05, 2023

Harper College leaders Dr. Tamara Johnson and Jeff Julian have been selected for the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship, a prestigious program preparing the next generation of community college presidents. Read More

Last Updated: 3/14/24