Inclusive Campus Environments

Inclusive Campus Environment Schedule for 2014-15 Announced

The Office of International, Diversity, and Outreach Programs in A&S has announced the 2014-15 schedule of meeting dates for the Inclusive Campus Environment (ICE) Program. 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.

ICE 2014-15 begins with an "interest meeting" on August 26 for discussion of the program.

See: Full Schedule and Reservation (required) below

What they are

The Inclusive Campus Environments are 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.

“The ICE meetings were very professionally run, yet very comfortable to attend.”

“…the ICE meetings made me feel comfortable and welcomed. The discussions and exercises were pertinent and productive. I enjoyed myself and actually learned something new.”

“I hope you continue with the ICE meetings.”

“I enjoyed hearing and learning from my colleagues….”

“It was a nice break from the daily routine of work, yet very productive and stimulating.”
Attendees reported the topics are timely, stimulating, and engaging.

What purposes they serve

This initiative of the A&S Office of International, Diversity, and Outreach Programs has three primary objectives:

  1. To support ongoing staff development regarding inclusive and equitable practices in the workplace;
  2. To cultivate a safe space for open discussion of successes and challenges in the workplace; and
  3. To develop a community of knowledgeable multicultural staff who can serve as role-models and resources for other staff.

2014-15 Schedule and Reservations

All meetings will be held in 139 SRB – Shumaker Research Building (formerly known as the Belknap Research Building) from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

  • August 26, 2014 (Interest Meeting)
  • September 23, 2014
  • October 21, 2014
  • November 11, 2014
  • December 2, 2014
  • January 20, 2015
  • February 17, 2015
  • March 24, 2015
  • April 28, 2015

Lunch is provided. Reservations are required.

DOWNLOAD/PRINT: Inclusive Campus Environment 2014-15 (PDF)