Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

It's Time to ActDiversity, Equity & Inclusion

Black student moves tassel at commencement at Nebraska

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 Calls to Action

Engage in self-guided forums and small group discussions to assist us in better understanding how we can be a more culturally competent community.
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Identify and engage a student advisory board on inclusivity to ensure we hear from and are responsive to Black students and other marginalized student populations, to establish how we can more effectively serve students, and to identify tangible outcomes.
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Establish content standards that can be applied to professional development programs and student-centered learning exercises to address key topics such as privilege, systemic prejudice, implicit bias, deficit thinking, etc., and to ensure all are welcomed and included on campus.
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Require social justice and inclusion training as part of the annual performance review process for all Student Affairs staff.
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Increase accountability and transparency efforts to diversify staff working at all levels in Student Affairs (identify a baseline, set target goals, and assess metrics on an annual basis).
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Audit current policies, practices and structural decision-making processes to ensure they promote and provide equitable access to diverse students and staff.
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