Advocating for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Diversity Advocates program gives faculty and staff an opportunity to engage in active learning around diversity, equity, and inclusion, assist in the planning of diversity education and awareness on campus, and be an advocate for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This program is a diversity and inclusion learning community focused on equipping faculty and staff with diversity-related skills and strategies in order to be active in building and supporting diversity, inclusion and equity on campus. By participating in this program, advocates become empowered change-agents. Diversity Advocates also help the university identify diversity and inclusion needs and gaps at ESU and bring us closer to our Strategic Plan Goal 5.
- Create a dialog about diversity from an intercultural perspective;
- Conduct educational programs and outreach initiatives that support a constructive dialog about issues, including but not limited to: stereotypes, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender, immigration status, disability, and socioeconomic status;
- Serve as representatives, advocates, and liaisons for inclusive excellence within departments;
- Serve as facilitators for DEI trainings in their areas of expertise;
- Worth with others in their department to assure curricula, co-curricular activities, and department practices are mindful of DEI issues.
- Work with others in their department to coordinate DEI events as well as promote DEI events throughout campus and the community;
- Assist in maintaining awareness of issues, needs, and concerns related to diversity and inclusion and helping the Office Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to keep its finger on the pulse of what is happening and/or emerging that relates to diversity and inclusion successes and concerns.