Diversity/Global View (DGV)

This is a Graduation Requirement

In the classroom and the broader college community, Mohawk Valley Community College emphasizes an appreciation of the differences in individuals. These include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, academic abilities and interests, age, religious beliefs, and other abilities. The College recognizes that our students need to understand that in today´s world, different cultures interact and should be appreciated.

This requirement is fundamental to MVCC’s commitment to raising student awareness of the increasingly diverse, globalized, and inter-connected environment.

All incoming students, students who change their majors, and re-matriculated students must fulfill the Diversity/Global View requirement for graduation.


Associate’s Degree-seeking students must complete one DGV-designed course required in their major, four tutorials found in Blackboard online, and attend four DGV approved events. Students pursuing Certificates must complete two tutorials and attend two DGV approved events. As one of the required tutorials, students must complete the tutorial “Introduction to Diversity and Global View”. It is important to note that these are requirements. Please check with your advisor to make sure of the requirements that apply to your specific program.

Further information may be found at www.mvcc.edu/DGV.

Students are responsible for tracking their own progress in completing this graduation requirement by monitoring through their DegreeWorks account. Students may also check with their academic advisor if they have questions about the DGV requirements or their progress.

Students must bring their student ID to each on-campus event in order to be credited for attendance. If a student fails to bring their ID and/or does not see an event they attended listed in their DegreeWorks, they have until the end of that current semester to verify their attendance in order to receive credit for the event. Failure on the student’s part will result in non-credit for the event, to which the student would need to attend another DGV-designed event.