Making Diversity personal requires that each one of us accepts the responsibility for our workplace culture and the educational climate at Western Carolina University. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs (EODP) offers training and compiles resources, published here, for all members of our WCU community.
Listed below are diversity-centered trainings offered by various units on-campus.
An initiative to support student veterans and educate the campus community. For more information, contact Briana Ford, Director of Military Student Services, at 828-227-3074 or email@example.com.
The Safe Zone Program provides training to students, faculty, staff, and community members to increase awareness and sensitivity to issues of gender and sexuality. Safe Zone also creates a network of support, resources, and allies committed to supporting gender, sexuality, and identity issues reflected in the campus and the local community. REGISTER Now
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CareZone is a two-hour program that provides instruction in understanding mental illness in day-to-day life. Participants will have an opportunity to develop a basic understanding of the disorders recognized in the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5) and to learn to be effective allies of people with mental illness.
CareZone is a DegreePlus event and is open to WCU faculty, staff and students. To register, contact Jessica Zellers at email@example.com or 828-227-3801.
"The National Coalition Building Institute is an international non-profit leadership
development network dedicated to the elimination of racism and other forms of oppression."
EODP has established a group of trainers at WCU that are equipped to facilitate diversity
and inclusion training across campus. Sessions are currently being scheduled for Fall
2020. Learn more about NCBI
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Community of Practice -
Staff and Faculty at WCU are engaged in creating and growing a Community of Practice (CoP) around diversity, equity, and inclusion. A CoP is a group of people who share a common concern, set of problems, or an interest in a topic. They come together on a regular basis to work as a whole and in smaller groups. CoPs are a way to share best practices and create new knowledge to advance a domain of knowledge. We invite any faculty or staff member to join us in this important work. For more information, contact Dr. Ricardo Nazario-Colon.