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
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.
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.