Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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About Us

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion focuses on enacting collaborative, emergent strategies to advance CNM's six core values. We strive to ensure that inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and the well-being of our diverse community are embedded and inseparable from institutional excellence.

Our Framework 

Leadership and Accountability in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (LA IDEA)

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Framework (LA IDEA) arises from the College’s Strategic Plan 2020-2024 focusing on Student Success, Community Success, and Organizational Excellence and Innovation, and outlines strategies for advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility at CNM. The LA IDEA framework identifies viable short- and long-term institutional goals to move us toward inclusive excellence.

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Religious or Cultural Observances or Celebrations

When planning events, please consider a wide variety of religious and cultural celebrations and observances. Be prepared to make accommodations for students and employees who observe a religious or cultural event. The following table does not contain an exhaustive list of religious and cultural celebrations and observances. If you would like to see an event added to this list, please email

Religious or Cultural Observance or Celebration Date Semester
Feast of the Epiphany (various Christianities) January 6, 2023 Spring
World Religion Day January 15, 2023 Spring
Makar Sankranti (Hinduism) January 15, 2023 Spring
Sulṭán (Baha’i)
January 19, 2023 Spring
Lunar New Year (E/SE Asia)
January 22, 2023 Spring
Tu B’Shvat (Judaism)
February 5-6, 2023 Spring
Mulk (Baha’i)
February 7, 2023 Spring
Nirvana Day (Buddhism)
February 15, 2023 Spring
Ash Wednesday (Christianity)
February 22, 2023
‘Alá’ (Baha’i)
March 2-20, 2023
Purim (Judaism)
March 6-7, 2023
Holi (Hinduism) 
March 8, 2023 Spring
Ramadan (Islam)
March 22-April 21, 2023
Pesach (Judaism)
April 5-13,2023
Good Friday (Christianity)
April 7, 2023 Spring
Easter (Christianity)
April 9, 2023 Spring
Eid al-Fitr 
April 21, 2023 Intercession
Shavuot (Judaism)
May 25-27, 2023
Buddha’s Birthday (Buddhism)
May 26, 2023
Juneteenth June 19, 2023 Summer
Hajj (Islam)
June 26-July 1, 2023
Eid al-Adha (Islam) 
June 28, 2023
Tish’a B’Av (Judaism)
July 26-27, 2023
Al-Hijri (Islam)
July 30, 2023
Feast of the Assumption (various Christianities)
August 15, 2023 Intercession
Lord Krishna’s Birthday (Hinduism)
August 18, 2023 Intercession
Ganesh Chaturthi (Hinduism) 
August 31, 2023
Rosh HaShanah (Judaism)
September 15-17, 2023 Fall
Yom Kippur (Judaism) 
September 24-25, 2023 Fall
Mawlid (Islam)
September 28, 2023 Fall
Sukkot (Judaism)
September 29- October 6, 2023 Fall
Simhat Torah (Judaism)
October 7-8, 2023 Fall
All Saints’ Day, All Souls Day, Día de Los Muertos
November 1, 2023
Diwali (Hinduism)
November 12, 2023
Sigd (Judaism)
November 12-13, 2023
Chanukah (Judaism)
December 7-15, 2023 Fall
Bodhi Day (Buddhism) 
December 8, 2023 Non-Instructional Day
Christmas (Christianity)
December 24-25, 2023
Non-Instructional Days