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Evaluate inclusivity in campus traditions, such as Homecoming, Welcome Week, Family Weekend, Siblings Weekend, etc.

Task Force Recommendation: Increase Awareness, Institutional Responses, and Office Capacity

Task Force Project: Evaluate inclusivity in campus traditions, such as Homecoming, Welcome Week, Family Weekend, Siblings Weekend, etc.

Champion: Amelia Noel-Elkins, Doris Groves

Status: Ongoing

Implementation Team Actions:

  • After an extensive review of Preview, University College revamped the morning of the second day of Preview to include a presentation entitled “Redbird Community.” Campus partners in Housing, Event Management/Hospitality, Health Services, and Student Accounts all agreed to forgo their sessions in Preview to make room for this program.
  • Training of Preview Guides was revamped to include a focus on diversity and inclusion.
  • For the 2017 Preview, the new Redbird Community session was scheduled with video showcasing the variety of community-building opportunities available to students.
  • Dean of Students Office is currently leading an assessment to determine the feelings and attitudes of marginalized students and non-marginalized students regarding ISU’s Homecoming.
  • Activities planned with ISU Black Colleagues Association, Latin@ Alumni Network, LGBTQA Alumni.
  • Homecoming Day bus route adjusted provide additional accessibility reserved space for several affinity groups.

Next step/Timeline:

  • University College will evaluate the Preview session evaluations immediately after the conclusion of Preview 2017 in planning for the 2018 program.
  • Awaiting the final report of the assessment conducted by Dean of Students. Will evaluate to identify additional needs and opportunities.
2017-10-10T15:31:41.209-05:00 2017