Defining Diversity

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IACAC Summer Institute 2012
DeVone Eurales

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Defining Diversity

  1. 1. Defining Diversity DeVone Eurales
  2. 2.  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
  3. 3.  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
  4. 4.  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?
  5. 5.  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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7.  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
  8. 8.  DeVone Eurales, Knox College Senior Assistant Director deurales@knox.edu 309-341-7147

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