Community College of Philadelphia Is Closed Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Due to Inclement Weather

For the safety of students and staff, the Main Campus and the Northeast, Northwest and West Regional Centers will close on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The College will reopen on Thursday, February 21 at 7 a.m. 

To get the latest weather updates, check your College email or refer to the College websites and You can also check CBS 3, NBC 10, 6ABC and Fox 29 for school closings, or follow the College’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.


 I was keeping my eyes open for LGBTQ-related positions, but I wasn’t actively looking. Then I saw a job posting for the LGBTQ Center at the College and applied right away! The next day I got a phone call for an interview. By the following week, I was officially hired. 

The response has been amazing about my hiring. I was immediately getting emails from faculty and staff expressing how happy they were about the Center and my position. Most of the students emailing me were like, ‘I need help changing my legal name—how do I do that?’ I had a student experiencing homelessness and food insecurity, and needed programs that were LGBTQ specific. The MarcDavid LGBTQ Center is a student-focused initiative. I’m not going to dictate what the students want, especially when I don’t know who they all are yet. I’m taking this time to walk around campus, getting the word out there about the Center, and meeting more students. My biggest goal is to make sure the Center is not just focused on gay, lesbian and bisexual students. I want to be here for our transgender students, our people of color, our non-binary folks—our entire community—and making sure we do not further marginalize people within the community because they don’t fit a certain expectation.