Student Life is dedicated to both our students and the divisional staff. To that end we will create a team to advise on policy, practice, programs and traditions that promote/facilitate intercultural learning on different levels
Student Life is committed to ensuring our University serves as a model for diversity, equity, and inclusion. All of us firmly believe in the power of higher education to change lives and build a better, more equitable society. Together, we must work to ensure that all students from richly diverse racial and cultural backgrounds feel at home on our campus, and are provided with the support they need to succeed.
Student Life is dedicated to both our students and the divisional staff. To that end we will create a team to advise on policy, practice, programs and traditions that promote/facilitate intercultural learning on different levels. This team shall foster collaboration with faculty experts. These opportunities can be used to further an individual's understanding of diversity and social justice and can also help to facilitate improved group dynamics. Several areas of focus will include:
The SLSJAG is comprised of leadership and representation from numerous Student Life units. The group was formed under the leadership of the Interim Vice President for Student Life. Through multiple meetings and soliciting individual member’s thoughts and concerns on priorities and potential areas of focus, the work of the Advisory Group was originally organized into four committees. During the spring semester, we agreed that the scope of the cultural competency group was too large, and we established a group to examine recruitment and selection practices. Membership of the committees, along with their focus, is offered below.
To understand how systems, practices, policies, and procedures support racial equity or inequity among students and Student Life staff and provide actionable recommendations that are grounded in antiracism.
To assess the experience of Student Life staff and to provide data-driven recommendations that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion among divisional staff.
To understand the student experience without further taxing our students for their labor and to provide student-centered, actionable recommendations to Student Life units to improve accessibility, equity, and inclusion in their spaces and programs.
Identify an agreed upon set of multicultural competencies for use in developing and assessing staff onboarding, training, and staff development initiatives.
Examine recruitment and selection processes within Student Life with the goal of attracting, hiring and retaining a diverse group of individuals to work for Student Life.