Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Programs are designed to facilitate the inclusive shared learning experiences of students. Initiatives promote students coming together to engage in dialogue, challenge barriers, and build collaborative relationships. Our goal is to create a community environment that recognizes differences, respects uniqueness, and facilitates interaction, learning and appreciation.

Alternative Spring Break

Each year, one of the annual Alternative Spring Break trips is focused on diversity and inclusion, providing students an emersion service experience with populations different than themselves. In Spring 2014, students traveled to New York City and volunteer with Gay Men's Health Crisis, an organization devoted to ending the AIDS epidemic and uplifting the lives of all affected.

 

Disability Awareness Week

The focus of this week is about spreading awareness and educating the community about accessibility, accommodation, and opportunity for people with a disability. this week is co-sponsored with Disability Services.

 

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

The purpose of these events is to spread awareness and to educate the community about the hunger and homelessness culture, to promote equal opportunities, and provide visibility for related community organizations. Through this week, the committee hopes to empower the community with the strength and tools to have a positive experience on and off the campus.

 

$tart $mart Salary Negotiation

In conjunction with the Women’s Center, this event is designed to help participants learn how to effectively negotiate salary offers, which is one way to combat the wage gap. Not sure what "wage gap" is? It's the oft-cited statistic that women make 77 cents to a man's dollar. But it's more complicated than that. Race, ethnicity, and gender are all a factor, with Hispanic women facing the largest pay gap. Utilizing resources from the WAGE Project and the AAUW, this workshop will provide students with the knowledge they need to feel confident in salary negotiations in order to combat the wage gap. These workshops are co-sponsored with the Women's Center, AAUW, Wage Project, UW Credit Union, Career Services, and Office of Student Affairs.

 

Student Diversity & Leadership Conference

The Student Diversity & Leadership Conference provides sessions that explore other people's experiences, and allows participants to self-identify opportunities for growth and development in the areas of leadership, diversity and multiculturalism. Through this conference, opportunities to expose and challenge thoughts, actions and beliefs will provide students a well-rounded experience.

Diversity Outdoors

Come camping and kayaking on weekend excursion while engaging in diversity training.

 

Feminist* Film Series

Join us several times throughout the term for our film series! Why a film series? In collaboration with the Women's Center, and in the context of the campus-wide focus on liberal education, our film series is designed to improve the intellectual and practical skills of our participants and to emphasize our responsibility as individuals to engage in active and integrated learning.

Learn how we define feminism. >>

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Feminism Definition



Our working definition of feminism is the fight for equality for all genders, while recognizing that we are not all the same even if we share a gender identity. The common theme of our film series is gender equality – which is inclusive of discussions on women’s rights, constructions of masculinity, and cultural differences and understandings. The staff of both Women’s Center and Diversity and Inclusion Programs in Reeve Union view feminism as encapsulating all of these issues. However, this is not without contention. Many who fight for gender equality do not identify with the term ‘feminist’ and might instead identify, amongst other options, as a womanist, humanist, mujerista, and human rights activist. For brevity and because of our own cultural locations, we chose ‘Feminist Film Series’, but would like to utilize the asterisk to signify that this term is open for debate. As part of our film series, we hope to explore what feminism means and its applicability (or lack thereof) to different cultural locations and contexts.

 

RESPECT Campaign

Do your part to help raise awareness of diversity and inclusion on campus! During the first week in February, the campaign will run. Campus community members can sign the RESPECT pledge and show their support for respect in our community.

I pledge to actively respect all persons.
I will foster an environment that values both our similarities and our differences.
I realize there are perspectives other than my own.
I will strive to be honest and respectful in all my interactions and will presume good will.
I will honor this commitment in my classes, my personal life, and all other pursuits on and off campus.

 

No Makeup Monday

The UW Oshkosh community is invited to remove their makeup and think about beauty in a new way. This program is an opportunity to think outside the box, shake up beauty norms, and consider your true beauty.

 

Student Organizations

There are over 150 student organizations on campus, and a number of them are focused on diversity and social justice.  See the full list on TitanLink.