Department Equity Education Program (D.E.E.P.)

The Office of Institutional Diversity is collaborating with the Multicultural Student Programs and Services to Implement Department Equity Education Program (D.E.E.P.), a training series built for the Athletic Department. This initiative was developed to support the department’s alignment with the College’s ongoing commitment to a globally oriented and diverse academic community. This series provides student-athletes, staff, and coaches the opportunities and tools to recognize, articulate and solve challenges to equity unique to the field of athletics.

The series include the following workshops and trainings. 

D.E.E.P. Thought Leader Workshop

A large group session hosted once a year by the Athletic Department. An invited thought leader with expertise in building sustainable systems of equity, access, and inclusion leads a large group training for student-athletes, staff, and coaches.

D.E.E.P. Brown Bag Lunches

These small group lunch seminars extend upon the D.E.E.P. Thought Leader workshop on a schedule over the course of the academic year. Led by the Director of Diversity Education & Training and Safe Zone Coordinator, these small group discussions provide staff and coaches information about campus resources that support access, equity, and inclusion on campus. The lunches also offer participants opportunities to delve deeper into sensitive topics in a safe, intimate setting.

D.E.E.P. Student Seminars

Delving deeper into topics from the DiversityEDU module, we integrate diversity seminars into the Student-Athlete 101 curriculum. With a focus on application, these seminars offer freshmen student-athletes’ opportunities to discuss sensitive topics in an intimate, safe setting while learning how to engage with the campus resources designed to support equity, access, and inclusion on campus.