CDI believes when a student has the opportunity to engage with our diverse community, they gain more than new friends and ways of celebrating culture. Their self-awareness and critical thinking skills increase. This unexpected gain then allows them to use these skills in the classroom or other co-curricular environments.
When discussing diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and general cultural competency, we recognize that every student needs to be met where they are. Aside from supporting programming efforts from student organizations and academic departments, CDI offers workshops and trainings to assist students that are interested in exploring and learning more. Although most of our trainings and workshops are geared towards our students, we do offer some staff and faculty opportunities to engage and increase their DEI knowledge. We’re happy to discuss suggestions and/or options that will improve our services, feel free to email email@example.com.
Safe Space is designed to give individuals the knowledge and tools they need to be a more effective ally. Our Safe Space program teaches the basics about LGBTQ+ identities and culture through definitions, terminology, and an overview of current social and political issues. These 1-hour trainings are for faculty, staff, students, and community members.
CDI staff members annually facilitate trainings and workshops for Resident Assistants, Admissions tour guides, STEM Zone interns as well as Scot Council.