Inclusive Campus Environments
Program Coordinator Marian Vasser leads the monthly lunch meetings where university staff discuss a variety of topics ranging from films to current events to campus initiatives and challenges. The goals of the program include fostering "inclusive and equitable practices in the workplace" and providing a safe space for open and honest discussion.
Who they are
The Inclusive Campus Environment gathering is composed of small, consistent groups of staff dedicated to creating environments that are inclusive and equitable for all. These informal groups will meet monthly over lunch to discuss topics, films, or readings on a variety of topics, as well as share ideas and strategies, and provide mutual support.
What purposes they serve
This initiative of the A&S Office of International, Diversity, and Outreach Programs has three primary objectives:
- To support ongoing staff development regarding inclusive and equitable practices in the workplace;
- To cultivate a safe space for open discussion of successes and challenges in the workplace; and
- To develop a community of knowledgeable multicultural staff who can serve as role-models and resources for other staff.