• Kenneth Crooks, Jr.
    Executive Director Emeritus

  • As times change, what previously was a ‘dialogue about race’ has evolved into a holistic approach to diversity in our community and beyond.

    One Columbus, has also evolved, strengthening its core mission: striving to inspire, motivate, promote diversity, and ensure that each member of the community is respected and valued. Recognizing and appreciating diversity is an obligation to which each of us must be committed. If we accept and act on this challenge, then Columbus will truly become a ‘One Columbus’.

Study Circles

Study Circles are sponsored by the Psychology/Sociology Department and the University College of Columbus State University and are organized as integral parts of for-credit courses, with additional materials corresponding to the catalog-described curriculum for the courses.
The circles begin on the University’s class schedule and are taught by Dr. John Studstill (Introduction to Cultural Diversity) and two student facilitators. A second course in the Psych/Sociology Department is taught by Dr. Florence Wakoko and Ms. Vicky Partin (Race and Ethnic Relations).

Each course runs for 5 weeks – 2 hrs per week, ending with a joint action forum.
For more information contact Ms. Vicky Partin 706-327-0400 or Dr. John Studstill 706-568-2116.

In Study Circles – small group, democratic, participatory discussion – people have the change to get to know one another, consider different points of view, explore disagreements, and discover common ground.. A Study Circle is a process for small-group deliberation on a critical community issue, led by a trained facilitator. For more information on study circles visit Everyday Democracy.