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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion resources

Anti-racism   DEI assessment   Fostering inclusion calendar   Land acknowledgments: Online training for staff and faculty  Trauma stewardship 

This area serves as a resource repository maintained by the Office of Inclusive Excellence. Its contents are intended for use by the faculty and staff at the College of Engineering and its departments.


Anti-Racism and creating a welcoming environment for all

Following are some of the ways racism has shown up in the College of Engineering. These actions are endemic of a long-standing problem. As we strive to build an inclusive and equitable environment for learning, research, service and outreach we ask you to review and reflect on these instances and consider the role you can play in creating a welcoming environment for all.

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Fostering inclusion calendar

Culture is one of the overarching pillars the College of Engineering pursues in our vision and commitment to building an inclusive and equitable community for all students, staff, faculty, and community members. This calendar aims to acknowledge and increase understanding of diverse cultures, traditions, values, and beliefs.

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The DEI assessment

The College engaged an external consulting firm, Erolin Solutions, to assess climate and build a strategic and sustainable approach to achieve diversity, equity and inclusion, in order to help the College meet the DEIS goals outlined through the Strategic Planning process.

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Land acknowledgments: Online training for staff and faculty

Are you interested in reciting a land acknowledgment at a gathering or in the classroom? It is important to take steps to develop a personal understanding of the “why” behind land acknowledgments to avoid inappropriate use or being performative. This series of training videos walk participants through the components of land acknowledgments – while also providing historical context and exploring the significance of land rights today.

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Self-care in the face of burnout, crisis, and trauma

This live workshop for staff and faculty uses Laura van Dernoot Lipsky’s trauma stewardship framework. Participants learn tools to navigate difficult situations and care for themselves as they care for others. To coordinate a workshop for your team, please contact Robin Clayton at