Faculty and Staff
USU is committed to providing academic excellence and creating an optimal learning environment for all Aggies. Diversity of thought and culture enhances learning experiences for everyone, and it prepares our students for becoming global citizens. We also encourage critical thinking and honor the freedom of expression as a foundation for civil dialogue and a deeper understanding of social issues.
Through Think, Care, Act USU hopes to cultivate a caring community based on the principles of diversity, human dignity, and social responsibility. We, however, cannot create a strong campus culture without your help in the classrooms. You can ensure the principles of community have a real impact on the culture of our community by integrating them into your academic curriculum. We hope you join our movement. Please contact us to share ways you could incorporated Think, Care, Act ideas.
Promoting Inclusion, Equity, and Respect (PIER) Socials are an opportunity for USU employees to support colleagues with diverse identities, as well as discuss issues and experiences related to diversity, equity and inclusion. PIER Socials are open to all faculty, staff, administrators, and visiting scholars of all identities and backgrounds.
A PIER Social is offered each semester and hosted by a rotating group of campus offices. If you are interested in sponsoring a social, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PIER Social Format
We all have different interpersonal styles and levels of comfort with social events. To make the PIER Social inviting for everyone, we provide some structure to facilitate conversations and connections. Each table is assigned a topic, and attendees rotate tables every 20-30 minutes to meet new people and discuss new topics. We want to select topics based on the interest of the group that attends, so please register ahead of time and fill out the accompanying questionnaire.
Programs and Departments
Many departments organize events and lectures connected to the spirit of Aggies Think, Care, Act or its principles of community. We can be the consistent message that ties all these programming across campus and help promote those events. Please let us know if your events fit with the Think, Care, Act mission so we can help you broaden your reach.