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Students and Diversity

Students are encouraged to take this diversity self-assessment to gauge how you react to unfamiliar cultural experiences. This resource is only available on our WC IDEA Canvas Page. If you have not enrolled in WC IDEA, please email Dr. Elena Deanda-Camacho at edeanda2@washcoll.edu

Diversity Self-Assessment

The BLM Summer 2020 Syllabus *Available on Canvas

New this year, Washington College is requiring diversity training for all students through EVERFI. Students should be able to access the EVERFI course from Self Service on the student planning tab.  It's a single sign on so students will need to log into self service to be able to access it. 

JEDI Trainings: JEDI – (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity) is a dynamic training that was born from a need throughout the Washington College campus community to provide consistent and continuous trainings on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity. The JEDI team, led by Dr. Emerald Stacy, is made up of more than 30 faculty, staff, and students who are working within their modules to develop these trainings. Currently, the program has five training modules: Racial Trauma/Epigenetics, Intersectionality, Intervening with Microaggressions, Anti-Racism, and Courageous Conversations. JEDI plans to launch their training modules to the campus community in the spring semester of 2021.

Why a campus climate survey?

We aim to build an inclusive climate for a diverse group of students, faculty, administrators, and staff. This survey will help us better understand campus community members’ experiences with and perceptions of diversity, equity, and inclusion at WAC.

Why should I complete it?

Because this is your campus community and you know what is and is not working well. This is your opportunity to tell those with the power to change things. You have their attention, so speak up loud and clear.

As the College grapples with its historic association with slavery and its role in systemic racism still oppressing people of color into the 21st century, the institution is creating opportunities throughout the year for everyone to come together as we find our way toward creating a more inclusive campus culture.
 The Office of Intercultural Affairs offers a number of opportunities for students to help cultivate a more inclusive environment and to build self-awareness and reflection across differences.

Washington College offers a number of research grants and awards for students, including

Washington's College's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is the voice of student-athletes within our community. Our mission is to develop and strengthen bonds within our community, and within the athletic department, while fostering a positive student-athlete image and experience.

S.A.A.C.

Title IX benefits all genders, and is at the heart of efforts to create gender-equitable schools. Washington College has a robust system in place to protect students from discrimination and sexual assault.  

Title IX

Washington College houses two LGBTQ+ organizations for students: EROS (Encouraging Respect of Sexuality) and SAGE (Supporting All Gender Experience). While each club has their own unique programming, the clubs often collaborate to host events from dances to poetry readings. Twice a year our Queer/Trans Caucus, which is composed of our twenty or so openly LGBTQ+ faculty and staff, have a social with our students. In addition to all of the resources offered to them as a club under the Office of Intercultural Affairs, the clubs occasionally collaborate in planning events with the local PFLAG Chapter, including 2019 PRIDE.

Consistent with the values of Washington College and its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and developing global citizens, the College’s response to bias incidents will be an educational process focused on understanding what harms may have been done and why, who has been affected, and how the harm can be repaired. The Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) oversees investigations of bias report incidents, which may be made by calling Public Safety (410-778-7810), emailing Carese Bates, Director of Intercultural Affairs and Chair of BIRT, or submitting an anonymous tip. You can visit the Bias Incident page here

Disability Services in The Office of Academic Skills provides disability access information, support, and accommodations for individuals with disabilities on campus. Our mission is to ensure that all students, employees, and visitors have equal access to programs and services available at Washington College. 

DREAM is a national organization, for and by college students with disabilities, dedicated to Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring. In partnership between the Office of Academic Skills and Intercultural Affairs, students at Washington College decided to start a chapter to create a welcoming space to share and discuss ways to increase inclusivity and accessibility on campus and to advocate for disability culture, community, and pride at WAC. Currently, DREAM is a student interest group with the hope of becoming a club in the fall semester. Please contact Liz Shirk, Disability Access Specialist, to become a member of this group. All are welcome!

  • Black Student Union
  • African Student Union
  • Cleopatra's Sisters
  • S.A.G.E.
  • French Club
  • Spanish Club
  • German Club
  • Chinese club
  • Veterans at WAC

Faculty and Diversity

Faculty are encouraged to take this diversity self-assessment to gauge your sensitivity to unfamiliar cultural experiences. This resource is only available on our WC IDEA Canvas Page. If you have not enrolled in WC IDEA, please email Dr. Elena Deanda-Camacho at edeanda2@washcoll.edu

Diversity Self-Assessment

Faculty are also encouraged to take the diversity training required of all students this year through EVERFI.  Trainings will be available for all faculty and staff during the Fall 2020 semester. More information to come shortly. 

JEDI Trainings: JEDI – (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity) is a dynamic training that was born from a need throughout the Washington College campus community to provide consistent and continuous trainings on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity. The JEDI team, lead by Dr. Emerald Stacy, is made up of over 30 faculty members, staff members, and students who are working within their modules to develop these trainings. Currently, the program has 5 training modules: Racial Trauma/Epigenetics, Intersectionality, Intervening with Microaggressions, Anti-Racism, and Courageous Conversations. JEDI plans to launch their training modules to the Washington College campus community in the Spring semester of 2021.

 

Why a campus climate survey?

We aim to build an inclusive climate for a diverse group of students, faculty, administrators, and staff. This survey will help us better understand campus community members’ experiences with and perceptions of diversity, equity, and inclusion at WAC.

Why should I complete it?

Because this is your campus community and you know what is and is not working well. This is your opportunity to tell those with the power to change things. You have their attention, so speak up loud and clear.

 As the College grapples with its historic association with slavery and its role in systemic racism still oppressing people of color into the 21st century, the institution is creating opportunities throughout the year for everyone to come together as we find our way toward creating a more inclusive campus culture.

The Diversity Committee has provided some resources to help faculty create a more inclusive culture on campus. Some of these resources are only available on our WC IDEA Canvas Page. If you have not enrolled in WC IDEA, please email Dr. Elena Deanda-Camacho edeanda2@washcoll.edu

Jennifer Benson, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion, serves as Washington College's Affirmative Action Officer.

In addition to our LGBTQ+ student groups, EROS and SAGE, Washington College also has a group for LGBTQ+ faculty and staff called the Queer/Trans Caucus. The group meets about once a month to help foster a greater sense of community for our LGBTQ+ faculty and staff. Twice a year members who wish to join a social with our LGBTQ+ students are welcome to attend. If you are interested in joining, please email Claire Hansen, chansen2@washcoll.edu. For more local LGBTQ+ resources please see below. 

Consistent with the values of Washington College and its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and developing global citizens, the College’s response to bias incidents will be an educational process focused on understanding what harms may have been done and why, who has been affected, and how the harm can be repaired. The Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) oversees investigations of bias report incidents, which may be made by calling Public Safety (410-778-7810), emailing Carese Bates, Director of Intercultural Affairs and Chair of BIRT, or submitting an anonymous tip. You can visit the Bias Incident Page here.

Staff and Diversity

Staff are encouraged to take this diversity self-assessment to gauge your sensitivity to unfamiliar cultural experiences. This resource is only available on our WC IDEA Canvas Page. If you have not enrolled in WC IDEA, please email Dr. Elena Deanda-Camacho at edeanda2@washcoll.edu

Diversity Self-Assessment

Staff are also encouraged to take the diversity training required of all students this year through EVERFI.  Trainings will be available for all faculty and staff during the Fall 2020 semester. More information to come shortly. 

JEDI Trainings: JEDI – (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity) is a dynamic training that was born from a need throughout the Washington College campus community to provide consistent and continuous trainings on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity. The JEDI team, lead by Dr. Emerald Stacy, is made up of over 30 faculty members, staff members, and students who are working within their modules to develop these trainings. Currently, the program has 5 training modules: Racial Trauma/Epigenetics, Intersectionality, Intervening with Microaggressions, Anti-Racism, and Courageous Conversations. JEDI plans to launch their training modules to the Washington College campus community in the Spring semester of 2021.

Why a campus climate survey?

We aim to build an inclusive climate for a diverse group of students, faculty, administrators, and staff. This survey will help us better understand campus community members’ experiences with and perceptions of diversity, equity, and inclusion at WAC.

Why should I complete it?

Because this is your campus community and you know what is and is not working well. This is your opportunity to tell those with the power to change things. You have their attention, so speak up loud and clear.

As the College grapples with its historic association with slavery and its role in systemic racism still oppressing people of color into the 21st century, the institution is creating opportunities throughout the year for everyone to come together as we find our way toward creating a more inclusive campus culture.

 The Diversity Committee has provided some resources to help faculty create a more inclusive culture on campus. Some of these resources are only available on our WC IDEA Canvas Page. If you have not enrolled in WC IDEA, please email Dr. Elena Deanda-Camacho edeanda2@washcoll.edu