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1 Center for Diversity and Social Justice "Once social change begins it can not be reversed. You can not un- educate the person that has learned to read. You can not humiliate the person who feels pride. You can not oppress the people who are not afraid anymore." -Cesar Chavez

2 Mission The Center for Diversity and Social Justice provides active co-curricular, extra-curricular programs and advocacy to build and nurture a campus community that understands and celebrates diversity, while facilitating inclusion at all levels of the university and supporting academic and creative expression. The Center for Diversity and Social Justice works to transform the university community into one that represents individuals from a variety of backgrounds and creates an environment in which all in the university community are accepted and valued, while promoting social justice and recognition of traditionally underrepresented groups.

3 Vision The Center for Diversity and Social Justice is committed to academic excellence, inclusivity, diversity and social justice, which serves to create and sustain an exemplary campus climate. Individual identities, including but not limited to, race, culture, gender, class, religion and ideology are necessary features of academic excellence and quality of life. It is the goal of the Center to promote equity, respect, and social justice through our programs, structures, outreach, and participation in the extra curricular and co-curricular lives of students.

4 Core Values Diversity: Diversity includes two dimensions, the first, age, ethnicity, race, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation. The second dimension includes educational background, career paths, geography, marital status, military experience, religious beliefs, philosophical/political beliefs and opinions. Inclusion: Inclusion is about the process and engagement of diversity, with people, curriculum, co-curriculum and the community. Inclusivity includes increasing ways of knowing and understanding the ways, in which, diverse groups of people engage in the institution. Social Justice: Includes issues of equity and access to power within an institution. As part of the access to power, social justice includes seeking fair access to resources, opportunities, and responsibilities by challenging the roots of injustice, empowering people to exercise self-determination and builds solidarity and community. Collegiality: We value openness and equity in relationships to ensure academic excellence and an inclusive campus community. Collaboration: We value campus and community partnerships, open communication and teamwork as we collectively create a holistic learning environment. Stewardship: We value financial and programmatic integrity as evidenced through assessment and fiscal responsibility.

5 Strategic Plan Theme II: Inclusivity and Diversity The University strategic plan provides a foundation for continuing growth of the university as a welcoming and supportive environment to live, learn and do for all members of the community. The university has a strong commitment to inclusiveness and promotes and supports institutional change in behaviors, policies, practices and climate, which depends on the involvement of each individual to implement.

6 Position Descriptions 4 Professional Staff 1 vacant director position (to be filled) Fiscal Specialist Student Programmers 2 PR Students

7 Extra and co-curricular Programs

8 Budget Request Staff positions including director260,000 Civil Service 36,000 Student Payroll 106,320 Benefits 110,590 Goods and Services 75,000 Travel and Training 8,100 Equipment 2,500 Annual Base Funding total 598,510

9 Center for Diversity and Social Justice Issues? Questions? Discussion


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