Diversity Conversations

The Office of Multicultural Affairs Presents the Annual Fall Semester Conversation Series on Issues of Diversity

During the first half of this fall semester, groups of students will meet for a 4-week period to discuss issues of diversity and identity on campus. These interactive small group conversations will be held across campus and led by student facilitators. The purpose of the conversations is to provide participants with the opportunity to explore one of the five diversity topics, in a two-hour meeting, over a four-week period. The goal of the conversations is enable small groups of students to explore issues of diversity as it relates to the local, national, international regions that make up our student community.

The Conversation Series will also be a time and place for students to share insights, engage each other in a safe space about both the "easy and difficulty" questions about diversity on campus; and hear similar as well as different perspectives on some of the social and cultural differences that exist not only on campus and across the United States, but also around the World. The five topics are:

  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Religion and Spirituality
  • Sexual Orientation and Identity
  • Social Class
  • Gender

This series will begin in September 2010 and will meet weekly.