We will engage students in dialogue and reflection on topics of diversity, inclusion, ability, communication, and mentorship. We will accept students of all understandings, backgrounds, and skill levels in order to ensure that our resources and workshops are available to student employees across multiple LSA Undergraduate Education units. We will collaborate with other units, departments, student organizations, and facilitators to give program fellows a robust understanding of what diversity and inclusive engagement with peers on our campus looks like. We will foster a community that engages with students, staff, and faculty on campus on cross-campus and cross-cultural issues. Our fellows will not only work with one another, but they will engage with the communities throughout campus and work with campus leaders to promote an inclusive environment.
We will encourage students to not only seek out more information about the topics that they engage in via their training, but rather to try and practice methods of active allyhood when engaging with these topics. We will provide support, resources, and capacity-building techniques for students who want to further their understanding for an issue and develop their own training methods. We will foster a community of fellows that are able to discuss current events with their peers and collaborate across units on ways to bring information and training back to their work environments. We will encourage campus communities at large to host dialogues and training sessions and invite students outside of the program to get involved with professional development and inclusivity training events.
We will enhance the professional skills of our fellows through career training, alumni mentorship, and networking opportunities. We will work with our fellows to develop ways for them to turn their undergraduate academic and student employment positions into marketable skills and professional experience that employers seek out in post-graduate opportunities. We will share the importance of diversity and inclusivity that exists not only on our campus, but within many careers that students are looking to enter in the upcoming years. We hope to enhance the ways in which this campus views diversity, inclusive dialogue, and partakes in professional development opportunities that focus on improving cultural competency.