Many students are taking to various social media platforms to express areas of concern as they speak up to encourage improvements in the world around them. The College’s administration intends to match this motivation for change, with departments such as the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (OIDEI) working to come up with solutions for these social concerns.
As part of the fall semester’s Diversity Education Series, the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion held “Exploring Early Messages on Race and Cultural Differences” on Thursday, Oct. 10 in the Brower Student Center Room 225.
The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion welcomed Damon Williams of the Center for Strategic Diversity Leadership & Change on Friday, April 26 in the Library Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. to share his analysis of the College’s current diversity structure and his recommendations for the future of the community.
Sonia Aranza loved the road. Born in the Philippines and later growing up in Hawaii, the roads were often too short for more than an hour. She had never experienced country road trips in the Carolinas.
With over 150 clubs and organizations, there are many opportunities for students at the College to become involved on campus and within their community. The College’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, an organization many do not even know exists, provides a community for many students of color on campus.
In light of the recent racial incidents that have occurred on campus, the administration has addressed feedback and questions from the community regarding what actions will be taken to better manage any future instances of racism and discrimination.
The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion hosted “Campus Dialogue Day” on Nov. 14 in the Brower Student Center. The discussion touched on topics such as universal inclusion and implicit bias in the campus community.
The College’s Educational Opportunity Fund program invited a college alumna to give a presentation titled, “Discovering Greatness: Inclusion and Social Change,” on Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the Education Building Room 212.
Nearly one in five Americans has a disability, making them the nation’s largest minority, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. As a person who is currently able-bodied, I do not think I will ever truly understand the life of a person with a disability. People with disabilities face injustices in nearly every aspect of their lives from people who refuse to understand their struggle.