Diversity Seminar Series

Create transformational change within institutions

Join Assistant DEI Director Malissa Sanon as she leads this five-week series introducing different dimensions of diversity and inclusion and ways to address systemic forms of social inequities in the workplace.

Topics covered will include: cultural intelligence (microaggression/bias/ stereotypes); dis/abilities- visible and invisible; gender and sexual orientation; socioeconomics; and allyship.

There are two series—the first for graduate students and the second for undergraduates. Each is limited to 20 students and will take place on Fridays from 1-3 p.m. 

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Series One: For graduate students

Limited to 20 students

  • September 3
  • September 10
  • September 17
  • September 24
  • October 2

Register in advance

Series Two: For undergraduate students

Limited to 20 students

  • October 15
  • October 22
  • October 29
  • November 5
  • November 12

Register in advance

 

20students per series

5week series

5sessions total

Series objectives

Upon completion of this series, you’ll receive a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion certificate of completion and:

  1. Better understand different dimensions of diversity and their implications for the workplace
  2. Have resources to expand your learning outside of the classroom, rooted in respect and appreciation of our differences
  3. Gain a better understanding of connection to service and finding purpose in the work you do
  4. Be provided resources to enhance your professional development and cultural intelligence
  5. Gain a better understanding of the dynamic relationship between physical wellbeing and mental health in the workplace

Diversity Statement

The intent of the Diversity Seminar Series is to embrace individuals from all racial, ethnic, and national origins, genders and gender identities, sexualities, abilities, classes, and religions, along with their perspectives. Embracing these various ideas and beliefs brings an enriched level of intellect that will create an inclusive series climate. In this series, diverse perspectives are recognized, respected, and encouraged to enhance session discussions. The Diversity Seminar Series is committed to creating a welcoming learning environment for everyone.