Diversity & Inclusion Series

1 session on October 23, 2018
The multicultural lounge program in Housing was originally created due to student activism in the 1970’s to provide an environment of support, solidarity, and sharing for underrepresented students. Over 40 years later University of Housing is still committed to these multicultural spaces. Participants of this workshop will learn about the focus of inclusive spaces in Housing through these lounges and will spend time reflecting and discussing how to create inclusive environments in their own work environment and the importance of students and staff seeing themselves in the spaces around them.

Workshop Level: Beginner


1 session on November 7, 2018
In this session we will view and have dialogue around World Trust's new documentary: Healing Justice. This film explores the causes and consequences of the U.S judicial system and its subsequent impact on low SES and communities of color. Using a lens of the school-to-prison pipeline, this documentary focuses on the concepts of intergenerational trauma, the need of criminal justice reform, and the importance of restorative and healing practices.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmTc3qwfII8


Participants will leave answering the following question: What action are you are you called to take to heal injustice or promote justice?


Workshop Level: Beginner


1 session on November 8, 2018
Student Life Senior Leadership Sessions

This session is for Student Life professional staff that hold a position as an Associate Director or above in their unit. Individuals can register for this workshop in sessions.

This session with share the philosophy and framework of restorative practices from a leadership perspective. As leaders we are called on in many ways to serve as mentor, supervisor, coach, evaluator and colleague. Serving in this manner while also addressing behavioral concerns, advancing the mission of our organization, building trust, and reinforcing relationships requires intentional input and evaluation. Staff from Housing Student Conduct and Conflict resolution will share resources about how to utilize these practices in your personal and professional leadership.
1 session on November 15, 2018
What does it take to raise a human? How do you talk about identity in your family? This session will explore the ways in which parents and families can incorporate conversations about identity into their family and parenting in an effort to build a community of support and best practices for raising young people who are invested and involved in social change for a better world.

Workshop Level: Beginner


3 sessions available from November 26, 2018 to November 30, 2018
Housing is hosting a common read this year for Student Life staff. Please feel free to join the common read this year and sign up for one of the discussion sessions. The book selected is Stealing Buddha’s Dinner by Bich Minh Nguyen. The first 15 Student Life staff to sign up will receive a free paperback copy of the book.


If participating in a book discussion you only need to sign up for 1 session.




Workshop Level: Beginner

1 session on November 27, 2018
This session will provide participants with an opportunity and space to explore personal and professional values relating to student activism on campus. In light of recent events, staff may have struggled with how to define their engagement in relationship to students who challenge social inequities. We hope participants will be able to reflect, conceptualize, and develop personal strategies to build congruence between their personal and professional selves in regard to supporting a socially just campus.


Workshop Level: Beginner