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Utah State University Diversity Council


Events

  • Healthy Sexuality Workshops
    Wednesdays in April
    April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013
    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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  • Inclusive Excellence Research Week Event
    Tuesday, April 8, 2014
    1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    Merrill-Cazier Library
  • Center for Women and Gender Spring Luncheon
    Thursday, April 10, 2014
    12:00 p.m.
    Haight Alumni Center
  • UVU Conference on Autism
    Friday, April 11, 2014
    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    UVU, Sorensen Student Center
  • It Was Rape' Film Screening
    Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    4:30 p.m.
    TSC Auditorium
  • Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
    Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Campus Store Hallway in the TSC
    Register here.
  • Utah State University Annual Luau
    Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Dinner from 5 – 7 p.m.; Show @ 7:3
    $7 for dinner; show is free
    USU Taggart Student Center – Dinner on the Patio, show in the Ballroom
  • Breaking Barriers Immigration Forum
    Hosted by the USU Spanish Ambassadors
    Thursday, April 10
    7:00 p.m.
    TSC Auditorium
    Free Admission
  • Center for Women & Gender P & T Celebration
    Thursday, April 17, 2014
    4:30 p.m.
    Caine Home
  • Autism Council of Utah Annual Meeting
    Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Capitol Building, Salt Lake City

Utah State University Diversity Council Goals & Objectives:

  1. Increase diversity among University faculty and administration, primarily by assessing and positively affecting the campus climate for underrepresented individuals.
    • Conduct regular campus climate surveys to assess and track changes in the climate for underrepresented faculty and staff.
    • Develop and introduce programming designed to make improvements to the campus climate.
    • Create and implement a diversity training program for all new USU employees.
    • Assess hiring practices to ensure that candidate pools represent the diversity of qualified applications.
    • Create a standard diversity statement or code of conduct that all faculty, staff, and administrators would agree to uphold.
  2. Increase diversity among University students, and take intentional steps to improve the campus climate for underrepresented individuals.
    • Conduct regular campus climate surveys to assess and track changes in the climate for underrepresented students.
    • Develop and introduce programming designed to make improvements to the campus climate.
    • Create a standard diversity statement for faculty to include on course syllabi.
    • Assess admissions and student recruitment practices, and make recommendations to ensure that the student applicant pool reflects the local eligible student population.
  3. Support ongoing diversity and inclusion-related efforts that exist within the University and Cache Valley communities.
    • Increase partnerships with community organizations whose efforts center around diversity and inclusion.
    • Create a one-stop web resource for University and Cache Valley community members to find information regarding events, programming, and other resources related to diversity and inclusion.

Utah State University Mission Statement:

The mission of Utah State University is to be one of the nation's premier student–centered land–grant and space–grant universities by fostering the principle that academics come first, by cultivating diversity of thought and culture, and by serving the public through learning, discovery, and engagement.

Utah State University Goals:

  1. Build a socially and intellectually vibrant campus community, enhanced by the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students.
  1. Foster new partnerships, both internally and externally.

See the full list on the Office of the President’s page here.