Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

It's Time to ActDiversity, Equity & Inclusion

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In June 2020, Student Affairs leaders made a commitment to take an active role in creating and supporting a more unified and inclusive campus. To improve ourselves and the community we create, we are committed to listening, supporting and advocating for what is right to confront racism and to promote racial justice, inclusion and equity.

View the 'Time to Act' communication from June 2020

Our Goals for Building Capacity in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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  • Understanding and valuing and others
  • Demonstrating self-awareness
  • Interacting effectively with a diversity of people
  • Embodying ethical professional practice
  • Fostering equity and inclusion
  • This all leads to increased abilities for organizational recruitment and retention.

Student Affairs' DEI Council

Student Affairs values equity, respect, and inclusion. We encourage all staff to participate in virtual reflection spaces, where we can humbly acknowledge and process what has happened and look for ways to challenge and support each other through honest discussions. Our DEI Council represents numerous Student Affairs units and helps lead efforts to foster an inclusive and equitable experience.

Alex Albers
Student Affairs Marketing & Communication
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Stephanie Alderson
Women's Center
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Abel Covarrubias
Nebraska College Preparatory Academy
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Vicki Highstreet
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
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Falesa Ivory-Horton
Counseling & Psychological Services
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Mark Joekel
Campus Recreation
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Sue Moore
Student Conduct & Community Standards
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Matt Nelson
University Housing
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Kristine Olson
University Housing
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Jenny Seamans
Student Affairs Business Operations
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Andy Smriga
Nebraska Unions
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Leigh Thiedeman
Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
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Jess Wagner
Campus Recreation
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