The Equity and Diversity Unit offers presentations and workshops, which explore various diversity issues, address stereotypes and celebrate differences and commonalities among all people and cultures. These learning opportunities teach our community how to respond appropriately when faced with discrimination or harassment and seek to promote the University’s commitment to a more inclusive climate of mutual respect and understanding.
Specific presentations can be requested from the Office of Equity and Diversity. See below for more information.
Creating Inclusive Campus Environments
Contribute to student recruitment and retention by improving your cultural competence and learning strategies for effective intercultural communication. Designed for staff.
Elevate your Evals: Improving Diverse Student Success
Contribute to student recruitment and retention by improving cultural competence and learning strategies for effective intercultural communication in and out of the classroom. Designed for faculty.
Fright Night, Keep it Right: Don't Mess up When you Dress Up!
Thinking about dressing up this upcoming Halloween? Before you choose your costume, attend this workshop for a critical dialogue on cultural appropriation, cultural (in)sensitivity and awareness.
Know your Title IX: Creating a Safer Campus
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities that receive federal funds. Receive a brief overview of Title IX obligations and relevant definitions as it applies to all U of I employees and students.
Many Nations, One Family: Strengthening Connections With Indigenous Students
Develop an increased knowledge and understanding of the complex and rich backgrounds of the vast American Indian Nations, each having their own distinct culture.
More Than Tequila and Tacos: Re-framing Cinco de Mayo
Learn how to avoid stereotypes created by the misconceptions about Mexican culture and Cinco de Mayo. This interactive workshop will help participants enhance their cultural competence.
Respectful Communication: Transforming Debate to Dialogue
Learn how to engage in controversy with civility. Experience a shift in thinking with regard to how we relate to one another when we have views that do not necessarily align.
Safe Zone Training
The Safe Zone program promotes the understanding and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual and ally people on campuses nationwide.
Stop the Hate
Develop and implement campus-wide strategies to reduce all hate crimes. Acquire tools for recognizing, preventing and combating acts of bias and hate on campus.
This training provides an introduction to transgender identities. Learn best tips and practices for creating an inclusive campus environment for transgender and gender non-conforming students, staff and faculty.
Trainings Available Upon Request
Workshop description available soon.
Workshop description available soon.
U of I is committed to ensuring equality of access and opportunity for our entire Vandal family. We are a richer, stronger and more vibrant institution because of the unique skills, qualities, backgrounds and perspectives that each one of us contributes to our campus community. Discover our commitment to inclusive excellence and join us in making our university the best possible place to work, study, learn and grow!
This workshop examines the constantly-changing social standards of masculinity and how they affect our social experience and identities, along with how they are linked to power-based personal violence.
This workshop will engage participants in discussing aspects of healthy relationships, including how to identify potential violence within romantic relationship, and direct and indirect approaches to intervention when concerns arise. The session will include discussion of forms of abuse commonly found within relationships on college campuses, and how to be a resource for individuals seeking support systems on campus.
Migrant/seasonal farmworkers make tremendous contributions to our society. Many of our Idaho, Oregon, and Washington farmworkers and family members attend the University of Idaho. This presentation will provide insights on the migrant/seasonal farmworker community, the different academic, financial and cultural needs that this community has, and how they contribute to a vibrant and diverse campus.
The University of Idaho has a Memorandum of Understanding with then tribes in the Pacific Northwest. The U of I recognizes and affirms that tribal governments are treated as distinct legal and political entities, with their own powers of self-governance and self-determination. This session will examine the history, definition, collaborative efforts, as well as explore the current work being complete in scholarship, outreach and engagement with tribal communities.
Through discussion and interactive scenarios, this workshop introduces the skills necessary to transform debate to respectful dialogue. We explore how mindful conversation can derail the debate culture and create a more compassionate way to communicate with others.
This workshop will engage participants in discussing what sexual harassment looks like and how to identify it in our learning environments and workplace. The session will also outline the crucial steps of active bystander intervention in situations of sexual harassment. We will discuss the effects of sexual harassment on victims and offer strategies for how best to support victims as peers or colleagues.