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Diversity Affairs Council

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Creating an inclusive campus community

The Diversity Affairs Council’s mission is to foster a more inclusive campus environment by: serving as an advocate and a trusted resource for students and student groups, empowering students to take a proactive role in diversity-related issues, and amplifying student voices to the administrative level. Keep track of the DAC’s initiatives by liking them on Facebook.

Key initiatives

Screen Shot 2016-07-05 at 11.10.12 PM A collaboration between the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Diversity Affairs Council, and Student Union, the Everyone’s Welcome Campaign Fund (EWC) is a campus-wide diversity initiative. The campaign was designed and advocated for by students in order to provide additional funding and resources for student groups seeking to program inclusive events that specifically and meaningfully facilitate and further the tenants of the fund. The Everyone’s Welcome Campaign Fund represents our shared commitment to the values of inclusion and respect as a community. Our greatest strengths as a University community come from the diversity of perspectives of our members. These values have been challenged on our campus, and through the EWC fund, we are working to transform those challenges into a campus-wide effort to increase opportunities for engagement, education, dialogue, and support for diversity. The campaign encourages the University community to reflect on and to challenge assumptions about the role of class, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, disability, and other aspects of identity.

 

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DiversiTEA is an annual event that brings together students and University administrators to engage in dialogue about topics concerning diversity. Past themes include the fluidity of individual identities and the importance of checking personal biases, as well as socio-economic diversity.