Background & Context for the New Division
With the support of President Leslie Wong and his Cabinet, the Division of Equity & Community Inclusion opened in time for academic year 2017-18! With this historic launch, this new division is responsible for leading, coordinating, implementing and evaluating a broad range of sustained programs, initiatives, events and activities designed to:
- facilitate intercultural/intergroup dialogue,
- promote equity and inclusion,
- advance social justice, and
- improve campus climate for all of our students.
Among several desired outcomes, most notably Equity & Community Inclusion works collaboratively with campus partners (including student clubs and organizations) to close the educational equity gap in support of our Graduation Initiative 2025 goals, as well as fuel and support our diverse students’ hopes and dreams to graduate and go on to make a positive impact in their communities and on the world.
Download this PowerPoint slide deck for an introduction to Equity & Community Inclusion’s structure, purpose, goals and desired outcomes.
Programs & Units
The units comprising this new division include:
- Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Services
- Black Unity Center (click here to access the proposal for this Center)
- Dream Resource Center
- Office of Diversity & Student Equity
Please stay tuned for additional updates in the following areas:
- Interfaith & Intercultural Programs
- Latinx Student Services Workgroup
- Pride Center Workgroup
Thanks to the generous sponsorship from University Housing, Equity & Community Inclusion has a new home. We are located in Village C - Suites 140, 141 and 142 (space located across from Office of International Programs). We are joined in this space by AAPI Student Services which opened in Fall 2016 and the Black Unity Center. The Dream Resource Center is located on the second floor of the Student Services Building (SSB 206).
Opportunities for Input & Involvement
An Ad Hoc Work Group on Equity & Social Justice Educational Outreach is convened each Summer to develop an education, training and outreach plan for each academic year. Visit their webpage for more info.
Please help Equity & Community Inclusion identify priorities for the Divison, as well as submit suggestions to improve campus climate. We would appreciate your input, thoughts and reflections. Please submit by clicking on the Equity & Community Inclusion Comment Form link.
If you would like to become involved with Equity & Community Inclusion’s efforts, or if you are a student club/organization that would like to become affiliated with this new division, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An important way to become involved is to commit to a process of lifelong learning. Visit our page on Resources for Self-Learning to begin.