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USU's inaugural Aggies Walk the Walk week from Jan. 11-20 celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
USU Debuts the Inaugural Aggies Walk the Walk

USU Debuts the Inaugural Aggies Walk the Walk

USU's inaugural Aggies Walk the Walk week from Jan. 11-20 celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Utah State University’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is welcoming Chris Babits as the new director of education and professional learning, starting Nov. 1.
New USU Director of Education & Learning Brings 'Wealth of Experience'

New USU Director of Education & Learning Brings 'Wealth of Experience'

Utah State University’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is welcoming Chris Babits as the new director of education and professional learning, starting Nov. 1.

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"By being acknowledged by Campus Pride, it shows how much Utah State University has changed to be more inclusive of its students, staff, and faculty," said Erika-Danielle Lindström, USU's LGBT+ and Ally coordinator.
USU LGBT+, Ally Programming To Be Highlighted by Campus Pride

USU LGBT+, Ally Programming To Be Highlighted by Campus Pride

"By being acknowledged by Campus Pride, it shows how much Utah State University has changed to be more inclusive of its students, staff, and faculty," said Erika-Danielle Lindström, USU's LGBT+ and Ally coordinator.

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USU’s annual Inclusive Excellence Symposium promotes diversity, inclusion and respect in the USU community by offering education, research and training for understanding the experiences of underrepresented groups.
Inclusive Excellence Symposium Returns Oct. 12

Inclusive Excellence Symposium Returns Oct. 12

USU’s annual Inclusive Excellence Symposium promotes diversity, inclusion and respect in the USU community by offering education, research and training for understanding the experiences of underrepresented groups.

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Utah State University is pleased to announce the addition of Jona Odulio as the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) student support program coordinator. Odulio will work out of the USU Inclusion Center and began on July 1.
USU Welcomes Jona Odulio as AAPI Student Support Program Coordinator

USU Welcomes Jona Odulio as AAPI Student Support Program Coordinator

Utah State University is pleased to announce the addition of Jona Odulio as the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) student support program coordinator. Odulio will work out of the USU Inclusion Center and began on July 1.

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Nearly 1 in 4 transgender and nonbinary individuals report having to teach medical providers about their needs, according to a recent study co-authored by a Utah State University researcher.
USU Researcher Finds Association Between Provider Knowledge, Transgender Health Outcomes

USU Researcher Finds Association Between Provider Knowledge, Transgender Health Outcomes

Nearly 1 in 4 transgender and nonbinary individuals report having to teach medical providers about their needs, according to a recent study co-authored by a Utah State University researcher.

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USU will celebrate Juneteenth 2023 with events throughout the week including educational displays, panel discussions, workshops, a Fun Run and 5K, barbecue, and musical event.
USU to Celebrate Juneteenth 2023 with Weeklong Events

USU to Celebrate Juneteenth 2023 with Weeklong Events

USU will celebrate Juneteenth 2023 with events throughout the week including educational displays, panel discussions, workshops, a Fun Run and 5K, barbecue, and musical event.

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Continuing its tradition of honoring diverse stories and experiences, Utah State University invites the community to join in celebrating the International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31.
USU's Transgender Day of Visibility Fosters Awareness, Belonging

USU's Transgender Day of Visibility Fosters Awareness, Belonging

Continuing its tradition of honoring diverse stories and experiences, Utah State University invites the community to join in celebrating the International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31.

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Fiestas Americas, an annual celebration hosted by the Utah State University Latinx Student Union, will return this April.
Latinx Student Union to Host 'Fiestas Americas' Event on April 1

Latinx Student Union to Host 'Fiestas Americas' Event on April 1

Fiestas Americas, an annual celebration hosted by the Utah State University Latinx Student Union, will return this April.

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Susan Stryker and Taylor Petrey will visit Utah State University in April as part of the LGBTQIA+ Health and History Series.
Susan Stryker, Taylor Petrey to Visit USU for LGBTQIA+ Health & History Series in April

Susan Stryker, Taylor Petrey to Visit USU for LGBTQIA+ Health & History Series in April

Susan Stryker and Taylor Petrey will visit Utah State University in April as part of the LGBTQIA+ Health and History Series.

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Throughout the month of March, Utah State University will observe Women’s History Month and Gender Equality Month with special events that celebrate women’s voices and honor their achievements.
USU Celebrates Women's History Month 2023

USU Celebrates Women's History Month 2023

Throughout the month of March, Utah State University will observe Women’s History Month and Gender Equality Month with special events that celebrate women’s voices and honor their achievements.

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Six USU faculty and staff members are participating in opportunities that expand their leadership preparation, knowledge and growth. Three USU faculty are participating in the USU Presidential Leadership Fellows program, while three faculty and staff are
USU Providing Faculty, Staff Opportunities for Growth in Equity Leadership

USU Providing Faculty, Staff Opportunities for Growth in Equity Leadership

Six USU faculty and staff members are participating in opportunities that expand their leadership preparation, knowledge and growth. Three USU faculty are participating in the USU Presidential Leadership Fellows program, while three faculty and staff are ...

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As Juneteenth gains more recognition across the U.S., Utah State University is preparing its second year of events marking the holiday. We're growing said Juneteenth Committee Co-Chair Jamal-Jared Alexander, a USU alumnus.
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USU Marks Juneteenth With Three Days of Events

As Juneteenth gains more recognition across the U.S., Utah State University is preparing its second year of events marking the holiday. We're growing said Juneteenth Committee Co-Chair Jamal-Jared Alexander, a USU alumnus.

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River Johnson came up with the idea for the inclusive research fieldwork guide after an experience while in the research field in Orange County, California.
Celebrating Pride: Creating an Inclusive Research Fieldwork Guide | Inclusion Center

Celebrating Pride: Creating an Inclusive Research Fieldwork Guide

River Johnson came up with the idea for the inclusive research fieldwork guide after an experience while in the research field in Orange County, California.

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Georgie Corkery studies how queer birders perceive diversity statements from birding organizations and to what degree they facilitate a sense of belonging, comfort and safety while participating in birding.
Celebrating Pride: USU Researcher Asks What Makes LGBTQIA+ Birders Feel Welcome | Inclusion Center

Celebrating Pride: USU Researcher Asks What Makes LGBTQIA+ Birders Feel Welcome

Georgie Corkery studies how queer birders perceive diversity statements from birding organizations and to what degree they facilitate a sense of belonging, comfort and safety while participating in birding.

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Faculty, staff and students at Utah State University who are involved with research, academic pursuits or other projects connected with the LGBTQIA+ community are invited to nominate themselves or others to be highlighted during the month of June on Utah
Utah State Today to Highlight Research and Projects that Benefit LGBTQIA+ Population | Inclusion Center

Utah State Today to Highlight Research and Projects that Benefit LGBTQIA+ Population

Faculty, staff and students at Utah State University who are involved with research, academic pursuits or other projects connected with the LGBTQIA+ community are invited to nominate themselves or others to be highlighted during the month of June on Utah ...

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Utah State University will offer a series of events June 14-19 to honor the Juneteenth celebration at Utah State University. The theme for this year’s commemoration is “Educate, Celebrate, Activate.”
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Utah State University Celebrates Juneteenth

Utah State University will offer a series of events June 14-19 to honor the Juneteenth celebration at Utah State University. The theme for this year’s commemoration is “Educate, Celebrate, Activate.”

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Video highlight of Amand Hardiman , a student involved with the Inclusion Center
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Student Highlight: Amand Hardiman

Video highlight of Amand Hardiman , a student involved with the Inclusion Center

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Video highlight of Elizabeth Grace Wong, a student involved with the Inclusion Center
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Student Highlight: Elizabeth Grace Wong

Video highlight of Elizabeth Grace Wong, a student involved with the Inclusion Center

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Video highlight of Jamal-Jared Alexander, a student involved with the Inclusion Center
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Student Highlight: Jamal-Jared Alexander

Video highlight of Jamal-Jared Alexander, a student involved with the Inclusion Center

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Video highlight of Melissa, a student involved with the Inclusion Center.
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Student Highlight: Melissa

Video highlight of Melissa, a student involved with the Inclusion Center.

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Video highlight of Kirk Napoleon, a student involved with the Inclusion Center
Student Highlight: Kirk Napoleon | Inclusion Center

Student Highlight: Kirk Napoleon

Video highlight of Kirk Napoleon, a student involved with the Inclusion Center

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Video highlight of Niyonta Chowdhury-Magaña, a student involved with the Inclusion Center.
Student Highlight: Niyonta Chowdhury-Magaña | Inclusion Center

Student Highlight: Niyonta Chowdhury-Magaña

Video highlight of Niyonta Chowdhury-Magaña, a student involved with the Inclusion Center.

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Organizations and Campus Diversity Vice President Emilee Harmon of the Utah State University Student Association (USUSA) issued the following message today, Friday, April 23: Students in the Utah State University community are hurting.
USUSA Diversity VP Issues Message of Solidarity

USUSA Diversity VP Issues Message of Solidarity

Organizations and Campus Diversity Vice President Emilee Harmon of the Utah State University Student Association (USUSA) issued the following message today, Friday, April 23: Students in the Utah State University community are hurting.

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Happening this Month: Start by Believing, Fat Acceptance Fridays, learn about our newest student club, Disabled and Neurodiverse Aggies and more!
Inclusion Center Newsletter April 1 2021 | Inclusion Center

Inclusion Center Newsletter April 1 2021

Happening this Month: Start by Believing, Fat Acceptance Fridays, learn about our newest student club, Disabled and Neurodiverse Aggies and more!

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The Utah State University Inclusion Center created a new programming series, Fat Acceptance Fridays, which ran throughout the spring semester to target body positivity within the community.
“Fat Acceptance Fridays” challenge stigma and promote body positivity | Inclusion Center

“Fat Acceptance Fridays” challenge stigma and promote body positivity

The Utah State University Inclusion Center created a new programming series, Fat Acceptance Fridays, which ran throughout the spring semester to target body positivity within the community.

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After a long and very much appreciated time with USU, Dorcee Winward, Inclusion Center Office Manager, retired in January 2021. The Division of Student Affairs greatly appreciates all of Dorcee’s contributions and has deeply benefitted from the institutio
Dorcee Winward Retires - Time for Grandkids and Travel | Inclusion Center

Dorcee Winward Retires - Time for Grandkids and Travel

After a long and very much appreciated time with USU, Dorcee Winward, Inclusion Center Office Manager, retired in January 2021. The Division of Student Affairs greatly appreciates all of Dorcee’s contributions and has deeply benefitted from the institutio...

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In honor of Women’s History Month, I invite us to take a pause and remember the important role of women in history. A history that has often passed over women who have made significant contributions.
Inclusion Center Newsletter February 2021 | Inclusion Center

Inclusion Center Newsletter February 2021

In honor of Women’s History Month, I invite us to take a pause and remember the important role of women in history. A history that has often passed over women who have made significant contributions.

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We return to campus at a most auspicious moment – in the midst of a historical election. This is also a momentous time for us to take stock of who we are as a nation, and where we believe we need to be heading.
Inclusion Center Newsletter January 18, 2021 | Inclusion Center

Inclusion Center Newsletter January 18, 2021

We return to campus at a most auspicious moment – in the midst of a historical election. This is also a momentous time for us to take stock of who we are as a nation, and where we believe we need to be heading.

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The Holidays have arrived in the midst of a great deal of change, uncertainty, and in some cases, grief. The pandemic has upended so many plans and has changed the way we do things and who we do them with. It is OK to feel less than joyful. Perhaps, we em
December 9 2020 | Newsletter | Inclusion Center

December 9 2020

The Holidays have arrived in the midst of a great deal of change, uncertainty, and in some cases, grief. The pandemic has upended so many plans and has changed the way we do things and who we do them with. It is OK to feel less than joyful. Perhaps, we em...

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Every week until the new semester, the Service Center and the Inclusion Center will provide free ingredients and cooking demos.
Aggies Be Cookin' Free Meal Kits

Aggies Be Cookin' Free Meal Kits

Every week until the new semester, the Service Center and the Inclusion Center will provide free ingredients and cooking demos.

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Utah State University’s Inclusion Center is sponsoring its 11th Annual Sub for Santa program for USU student families in need. Each year, student families who need assistance with funding holiday cheer are able to apply for help through this unique initia
Annual Sub for Santa in Full Swing | Inclusion Center

Annual Sub for Santa in Full Swing

Utah State University’s Inclusion Center is sponsoring its 11th Annual Sub for Santa program for USU student families in need. Each year, student families who need assistance with funding holiday cheer are able to apply for help through this unique initia...

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Utah State University is proud to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. As Utah’s land-grant institution, USU provides access to higher education throughout Utah and works with various tribes around the state to offer classes and higher education oppo
Utah State University Celebrates Native American Heritage Month | Inclusion Center

Utah State University Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Utah State University is proud to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. As Utah’s land-grant institution, USU provides access to higher education throughout Utah and works with various tribes around the state to offer classes and higher education oppo...

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November is nationally recognized as Native American Heritage Month. Utah State University is celebrating with month-long virtual events.
USU Native American Heritage Month celebrates with speaker Cornel Pewewardy (Comanche-Kiowa) | Inclusion Center

USU Native American Heritage Month celebrates with speaker Cornel Pewewardy (Comanche-Kiowa)

November is nationally recognized as Native American Heritage Month. Utah State University is celebrating with month-long virtual events.

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UNITED WE STAND As Aggies, one of the greatest opportunities we have right now is to reimagine a new narrative of “us”; one that reflects our diversity and forms the foundation of unity. To be unified does not require unanimity or consensus.
October 30 2020 | Newsletter | Inclusion Center

October 30 2020

UNITED WE STAND As Aggies, one of the greatest opportunities we have right now is to reimagine a new narrative of “us”; one that reflects our diversity and forms the foundation of unity. To be unified does not require unanimity or consensus.

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We are gearing up for the new semester and looking forward to having everyone back on campus. We planted gardens, learned a new hobby, took up yoga, hunkered down with our family, celebrated the arrival of new family members, evolved into home chefs, and
September 3 2020 | Newsletter | Inclusion Center

September 3 2020

We are gearing up for the new semester and looking forward to having everyone back on campus. We planted gardens, learned a new hobby, took up yoga, hunkered down with our family, celebrated the arrival of new family members, evolved into home chefs, and ...

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An elderly woman said at the outset of Occupy Wall Street “we’re fighting for a society in which everyone is important.” The original encampments were disbanded in 2011, but the offshoots of this movement are still making a difference. In the ’90s, Act Up
July 7 2020 | Newsletter | Inclusion Center

July 7 2020

An elderly woman said at the outset of Occupy Wall Street “we’re fighting for a society in which everyone is important.” The original encampments were disbanded in 2011, but the offshoots of this movement are still making a difference. In the ’90s, Act Up...

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The Inclusion Center stands with communities who grieve the loss of a loved one through these acts of violence. We are committed to creating a campus and community where everyone feels safe and welcomed.
June 10 2020 | Newsletter | Inclusion Center

June 10 2020

The Inclusion Center stands with communities who grieve the loss of a loved one through these acts of violence. We are committed to creating a campus and community where everyone feels safe and welcomed.

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CONGRATULATIONS AGGIES! You persevered. The circumstances this year were less than ideal. You kept going. Important events were rescheduled or canceled, major disruptions in your living and learning communities took place, and crucial interpersonal conne
April 29 2020 | Newsletter | Inclusion Center

April 29 2020

CONGRATULATIONS AGGIES! You persevered. The circumstances this year were less than ideal. You kept going. Important events were rescheduled or canceled, major disruptions in your living and learning communities took place, and crucial interpersonal conne...

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HOMESTRETCH You took on the challenge. You made it past the last turn. You are on the HOMESTRETCH. In this edition of the Inclusion Center Newsletter, you will discover helpful resources designed to get you to the finish line. It’s a quick read so take a
April 22 2020 | Newsletter | Inclusion Center

April 22 2020

HOMESTRETCH You took on the challenge. You made it past the last turn. You are on the HOMESTRETCH. In this edition of the Inclusion Center Newsletter, you will discover helpful resources designed to get you to the finish line. It’s a quick read so take a...

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GET INVOLVED On March 26, Gov. Herbert issued a “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive. The goal is to flatten the curve, reduce the strain on the healthcare system, and to ensure those with the highest need will have access to medical resources.
April 15 2020 | Newsletter | Inclusion Center

April 15 2020

GET INVOLVED On March 26, Gov. Herbert issued a “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive. The goal is to flatten the curve, reduce the strain on the healthcare system, and to ensure those with the highest need will have access to medical resources.

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STAY HOME, STAY SAFE On March 26, Gov. Herbert issued a “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive. The goal is to flatten the curve, reduce the strain on the healthcare system, and to ensure those with the highest need will have access to medical resources.
April 1 2020 | Newsletter | Inclusion Center

April 1 2020

STAY HOME, STAY SAFE On March 26, Gov. Herbert issued a “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive. The goal is to flatten the curve, reduce the strain on the healthcare system, and to ensure those with the highest need will have access to medical resources.

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We've Gone Virtual! By now, it is highly likely that each one of us has been impacted by the COVID-19 virus. These are unprecedented times and require unprecedented action. Our priority is to follow all recommendations from the Center for Disease Control
March 25 2020 | Newsletter | Inclusion Center

March 25 2020

We've Gone Virtual! By now, it is highly likely that each one of us has been impacted by the COVID-19 virus. These are unprecedented times and require unprecedented action. Our priority is to follow all recommendations from the Center for Disease Control ...

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Self Care - As you know, we are in unprecedented times that require unprecedented actions. Our priority at this time is to keep Utah State University students, staff, and faculty, as well as all of our families and communities, safe and healthy.
March 18 2020 | Newsletter | Inclusion Center

March 18 2020

Self Care - As you know, we are in unprecedented times that require unprecedented actions. Our priority at this time is to keep Utah State University students, staff, and faculty, as well as all of our families and communities, safe and healthy.