Office of Diversity and Campus Engagement
The Office of Diversity and Campus Engagement was created during the 2004 Teach-In on Race, where students of color asked for support and programming around issues of race and racial identity formation. The office was officially opened in July of 2005 and has expanded its focus to all areas of diversity including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, class, gender, gender identity and expression, religion, and social justice.
About the Office of Diversity and Campus Engagement
The Office of Diversity and Campus Engagement works with its programming and funding arm the Diversity and Activism Programming Subcommittee of Student Life (DAPS) to provide student centered programs that focus all aspects of diversity. In order to make campus climate changes, it is important to think about diversity efforts as sustainable.
The office sponsors a weekly dialogue group, the F.E.A.R. Project (Focusing on Ever Active Resistance to oppression), which focuses on understanding our intersecting identities and experiences. The F.E.A.R. Project’s goal is to eradicate resistance to confronting oppression, identity bias, -isms, and exclusion.
The office provides support and serves as a resource to students who are dealing with issues related to prejudice and exclusion on campus.
The director is the administrative staff liaison/supervisor to the student managers of Common Ground, Spiritual Space, and WSLC, and also advises student identity groups-serving as a resource and support for club leaders with their budget and event planning.