Diversity Education & Training

Division Equity Education Program


In collaboration with Safe Zone Committee Chair of the Multicultural Students Programs and Services (MSPS), the Office of Institutional Diversity’s Department Equity Education Program (D.E.E.P.) is a training series built for departments, divisions, offices, and programs on campus. DEEP reinforces the unit’s alignment with the College’s ongoing commitment to building a globally oriented and diverse academic community.  The customizable program provides students, staff, and faculty with the tools to recognize, articulate, and solve challenges to equity unique to their professional discipline.


Program Menu of Options 

Using one or more of the following program options, division and/or department administrators work with the Director of Diversity Education and Training to customize an inclusion and equity education program tailored to the needs of the staff, faculty, and students within their department, division, office, or program. 


Option 1: Faculty & Staff Lunches or Virtual Seminar builds knowledge, awareness, and skills to take practice-centered action in closing equity gaps. Led by the Director of Diversity Education & Training and Safe Zone Committee Chair, this four-part seminar provides staff and faculty information about science-backed methods proven to advance access, equity, and inclusion on campus. The sessions also offer participants opportunities to delve deeper into sensitive topics in a courageous, intimate setting. (Highly Recommended)

Option 2: Student Seminars delves deeper into topics from the FYE DiversityEDU module by embedding one or more seminars on race, equity, and inclusion into existing non-credit seminar program for students (i.e. Athletic Department Paws to Claws Program) or other regularly scheduled training opportunities for students within a division or office (i.e. Students 4 Support Mandatory Training). With a focus on application, these seminars offer students opportunities to discuss sensitive topics in an intimate, courageous setting while learning how to engage with the campus resources designed to support equity, access, and inclusion. 

Option 3: Thought Leader Workshop is a single large group session hosted once a year by the designated department(s). An invited thought leader with national or global influence on building sustainable systems of equity, access, and inclusion leads a large group training for students, staff, and faculty. This option is an enrichment opportunity that is paired with option 1 or 2 as an introduction or conclusion for the aforementioned options.