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TRC appreciates the similarities and differences of all individuals that make up our community.


TRC strives to create an environment of fairness and opportunity for all.


TRC fosters a welcoming culture that values respect and belonging.

Previous Events

Abuse & Neglect Roundtable Discussion
April 24, 2023
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is hosing a roundtable discussion on child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and intimate partner violence from 2-3 p.m. on April 24 in PLST 108. The panel will feature local professionals from diverse backgrounds. Resources will be available.

For information on sexual assault, please visit the RAINN website. You can also call 1-800-656-4673, 24/7.

Iron Jawed Angels
April 12, 2023
Join for a movie night on Monday, April 12 at 6 p.m. in the Tinnin Fine Arts Center theater. We’ll be watching Iron Jawed Angels in celebration of Women’s History Month. This movie is about a little known, yet integral piece of American history, based on the lives of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, two young radical women who were instrumental in getting women the right to vote in America. This is a free student event.

Jazz Documentary
February 8 and 15, 2023
In honor of African American History Month, please join us as we view select portions of the Ken Burns “Jazz” documentary. There will be two showings: 2 p.m. February 8 and February 15 in PLST 108.

The US and the Holocaust
January 25, 2023
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, please join us for a short viewing of the Ken Burns documentary “The U.S. and the Holocaust” at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25 in PLST 108.

Hot Cocoa Bar
December 5-6, 2022
To spread a little kindness in December, the DEI Committee will be hosting a Hot Cocoa Bar in the Welcome Center and at the offsite locations from 8-10 a.m. on December 5-6. To help YOU spread some kindness and a little holiday cheer, we’ll have holiday cards available for you to sign, and we’ll distribute them to local organizations. In addition, we’ll be collecting donations for new hats, gloves, and socks, which will be given to local agencies to distribute to those in need. So stop by for some hot cocoa, and if you can, write a nice message on a holiday card or donate a little something to someone in need.

Hats, Gloves, and Socks Drive
December 5-8, 2022
Spread the holiday cheer and help those in need by donating new hats, gloves, and socks! Drop your donations in the collection boxes available at the Welcome Center and at each location between December 5 – 8.

Native American Heritage Month
November 15, 2022
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, join us for a presentation that takes a look at the native plants here in Southeast Missouri and the local Native Americans—the Osage tribe—that used those native plants for food, medicine, and other things. The presentation will feature pictures and explanations of the native plants in addition to the discussion of their uses. The presenter will be Evan Elliot, Three Rivers College student, and the presentation will be held in PLST 108 at 2 p.m. November 15.

World Mental Health Week
October 10-14, 2022
Drinking coffee is linked to lower depression rates. Enjoy FREE coffee in the Welcome Center this week, Tuesday through Friday, from 8 – 10 a.m. Check your email for Tips for Managing your Mental Health and mental health resources. You can also find this information in the Mental Health Week event at

Terisita’s Food Truck
September 18, 2022
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Terisita’s Food Truck will be in the Quad from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 18. Stop by for a delicious lunch! We’ll also be handing out a flyer with Hispanic Heritage Month facts.

Jewish American Heritage Month
May 3, 2022
Join us for a free meal and experience a taste of Jewish American culture at 2 p.m. May 3 in the Baptist Student Union.

Women Appreciation and Empowerment Discussion
March 30, 2022
In honor of Women’s History Month there will be a discussion focusing on female leadership and empowerment from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, in PLST 108 The discussion will be broken up into 3 different segments featuring 3 different groups of panelists including women of local government, female leadership of TRC, and intimate partner violence (IPV)/domestic violence (DV). The discussion will be followed by a presentation by Missouri Highlands sharing about the services the organization offers to women.

Showing of the Movie “Harriet”
February 22-23, 2022
In honor of Black History month, Student Life, along with the DEI Committee will present the movie “Harriet,” which tells the story of the escape of a heroic abolitionist, Harriet Tubman, from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad. Showing in the Tinnin Fine Arts Center theater at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 and 2 p.m. Feb. 23. Free to all students!

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2080 Three Rivers Blvd., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
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Summer Office Hours (June and July): Monday – Thursday,
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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