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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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CareZone, a two-hour program that provides instruction in understanding mental illness in day-to-day life, will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, September 13, in the Cardinal Room at Western Carolina University's A.K. Hinds University Center. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. NCBI launched in April 2018, and sessions are
currently being scheduled for Fall 2018.
Click here to learn more about NCBI and how to register for training.
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WCU will offer the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI), the premier cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence, to faculty, staff, and students beginning Summer 2018. The IDI is used by thousands of individuals and organizations to build intercultural competence to achieve both international and domestic diversity and inclusion goals and outcomes. The cost for the survey, feedback and individualized intercultural development plan is $30. Questions? Contact Jill Cargile, Director of the Intensive English Program and IDI® Licensed Qualifying Examiner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently, under development, this certificate program will help students to develop an appreciation for their own cultural identities. Additionally, students will utilize that awareness to become critically self-reflective in their focus around differences in the cultural identities of others as viewed through the lenses of race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation and others.