Discussion points on how embracing culture, diversity, and inclusion makes these topics smooth and beneficial
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Diversity and Inclusion have simple definitions which every human being is capable of understanding, right? We’ve all (at one point or another) felt similar or different to others, we’ve all felt included or excluded… Reflecting on those experiences is important to remind us of how we want to be treated, and therefore should treat others.…okay, but what about student organizations? Consider the type of organization you want to be a part of – or consider the image you want to portray of your organization. What are they like in relation to others? Are they supportive, welcoming environments? What does the interaction look like between members or with prospective members? How do members communicate with one another? How are conflicts approached and resolved? Do members attempt to seek to understand one another?
Diversity & inclusion
WITHIN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Where we’re headed… Activity- What is culture? Why understanding culture matters Activity- I Want You To Know Application to your student organizations Resources on campus Questions?
What is Culture?Activity!As a group, define the word culture. Then, use the stack of cards in front of you to decide which cards represent a culture and which do not.
Culture THEY’RE ALL CUTURES! *Culture = the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group*dictionary.reference.com
Diversity & InclusionMethods to Promote Diversity & Inclusion: Venture Beyond Your Comfort Zone Introduce, Interact, & Grow Be Kind It’s Contagious Don’t Assume Anything Every person is Different Accept the Difference Try not to judge
Diversity & InclusionApproaches to a Great Culture:1. Avoid Colorblindness This rids diversity of “value” and “meaning”2. Don’t know, Ask! Kindly3. Say Something You accept behaviors if you don’t speak up
I Want You To KnowActivity!Write down a group to which you identify and answer the provided questions. Questions: What do you want us to know about your group? What do you never want to see, hear or experience? What you want your allies to do?
The Link to Student Orgs *Diversity = a point of difference *Inclusion = the act or state of being included Recruitment Communication Conflict Understanding (as a state of being)*dictionary.reference.com
Campus Resources Office of Diversity and Inclusion odi.osu.edu Multicultural Center (MCC) NCBI and DLTP Certifications mcc.osu.edu
Where we’ve been… Activities: I Want You To Know What is Culture? Defined culture Understand why Diversity & Inclusion matters Applied it to your student organization Reviewed resources on campus