I am comfortable with being the only person of my race at a college fair, high school visit, or large meeting I am comfortable being the only person of my gender at a college fair, high school visit, or large meeting I sometimes make assumptions based on appearance, background or language I am comfortable talking about sexual orientation I classify myself as unique I am comfortable addressing people who use prejudice talk or behavior I make friends very easily I am difficult person to read I am comfortable talking about what makes be diverse
Gender Values Race, Ethnicity, Natio Language nality Learning Differences Religion, Beliefs, Ethi Athletes c & Moral Code Musicians Socio-economic Thespians Geographic Artists Sexual Orientation Intellectuals Age Outspoken Politics Introverts, Extroverts
Who am I? What makes me different? How comfortable am I talking with people different from me? Have I had a moment where I’ve accidently offended a person? What do I want to take away from summer institute?
Research with your Director/Dean what the college values as diversity Identify campus partners What is my role within the admission office Is there a counselor that can help me with difficult questions regarding diversity
How do I become less uncomfortable around people different from me? You are in charge! Have confidence Be yourself, you’re the only person qualified Do not try to change your institution or yourself to fit a specific demographic It’s okay to be curious, using tact Be Honest! If unsure ask questions Research, research, research Become a useful resource, not a salesman Find common ground
NACAC Publications and Resources http://www.nacacnet.org/PublicationsResources/Pages/ default.aspx Guiding the Way to Inclusion conference http://www.nacacnet.org/EventsTraining/GWI/Pages/ default.aspx Association of American Colleges and Universities, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence http://www.aacu.org/resources/diversity/index.cfm IACAC Membership Directory