Student Support and Advocacy

Support Through Connection

The Inclusion Center is located on the third floor of the TSC. There, you can find resources for all of the programs and clubs. There are many physical spaces on campuses where you can receive support and advocacy. You can receive help from peers, participate in leadership opportunities, and get support in difficult situations from others who understand.

Support

“Somewhere we must come to see that social progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and the persistent work of dedicated individual”

The Inclusion Center stands shoulder to shoulder with communities who grieve the loss of a loved one through acts of violence. We are grieving with you. We also recognize the overwhelming need for social justice and the dismantling of systematic racism at every level. We are committed to creating a campus and community where everyone feels safe and welcomed, and their life experience is recognized and validated. We are committed to recognizing bias and discrimination in all of its forms, and supporting those who have experienced such acts. While we continue to hold space for our communities of color, our goal continues to be challenging racist views and values through education. In of all of our communities, we must all pledge to intervene when we witness a member of our community being subjected to racist views and actions . There are a number of tools and resources available that can help empower us all to confront such views and be effective allies to our communities of color. Please reach out if you are interested in learning more.

During these turbulent times, our number one priority is the safety of our students. If you have experienced or witnessed any act of bias or discrimination, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Our office is in the process of creating a virtual “People of Color Relief Group”. If you are interested in joining, please contact Luis Rodriguez at luis.rodriguez@usu.edu. Additional details are coming soon so please stay tuned.

To our students of color, we see you and you matter. To our colleagues and staff who are committed to the work of creating an inclusive and equitable campus, we thank you.

With solidarity and hope,
The Inclusion Center

Think Care Act

USU Inclusion Center staff are members of “Aggies Think, Care, Act” and we proudly support their Principles of Community.

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The best support comes from connecting with others.

Free Computer Use and Printing

There are six computers available, but make sure you save your work on your own flash drive or box. You can also print 8 pages for free every day if it relates to schoolwork.

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Kitchen

You can use the small kitchen, fridge, and microwave. Please clean any mess you make.

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Clubs and Support Groups

Connect with others by joining one of the Inclusion Center's clubs or support groups.


Advocacy

Our team is dedicated to acting on behalf of students, and is committed to representing the concerns of marginalized student communities. We also work collaboratively with campus partners to foster an inclusive campus climate characterized by civility and mutual respect. Please feel free to contact us if you have concerns or questions.


Bias

It is vital that all students are provided a safe and respectful learning, living, and working environment. There is support if you experience an incident of bias.

A bias incident is conduct that discriminates, stereotypes, excludes, harasses, embarrasses, demeans, or harms an individual or group based on their identity such as race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or religion, or perceived identity. Even when an incident of bias does not violate USU’s non-discrimination policy, it can still have a negative effect on the person who has experienced it and on our community as a whole.

To seek support for an incident of bias you or another have experienced, please contact us:

Michelle Bogdan-Holt
435-797-1729
michelle.bogdan@usu.edu


Discrimination

Some incidents of bias may violate USU’s non-discrimination or sexual misconduct policies. USU is committed to providing an environment free from harassment and other forms of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 and older), disability, or status as a protected veteran. Consistent with its prohibition against sex discrimination, the university prohibits and is committed to addressing and preventing sexual violence. Utah State University employees and students cannot, because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, refuse to hire; discharge; promote; demote; terminate; discriminate in compensation; or discriminate regarding terms, privileges, or conditions of employment, against any person otherwise qualified.

Employees and students also cannot discriminate in the classroom, residential halls, or in on/off-campus University sponsored events and activities. Report an incident of discrimination


Student of Concern

To report behavior that may lead to disruption of classroom or University activity, or that causes concern of threat to oneself or others: https://studentconduct.usu.edu/reporting

In an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

Reporting Options

The Inclusion Center reaffirms the principle of inclusion as described in USU Policy 305: “Utah State University is committed to providing an environment free from harassment and other forms of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 and older), disability, or status as a protected veteran. Consistent with its prohibition against sex discrimination, Utah State University prohibits and is committed to addressing and preventing sexual violence.”

Report Discrimination or Harassment

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Report Sexual Assault or Misconduct

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Report a Student of Concern

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Lounges

Spend time with friends, catch up on homework, or relax. You can find all of the lounges on the third floor of the TSC.

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Non-Traditional Lounge

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LGBTQA+ Lounge

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Multicultural Student Lounge (MSS)

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Native American Lounge

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Inclusion Center Lounges

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Other Student Resources

Help support the USU Inclusion Center and its programs by donating through our secure web form. Every donation helps the center continue to make positive impacts within the USU community. Donate Today