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Office of Multicultural Student Affairs


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Explore our available workshops and presentations or make a request. We are happy to personalize a program for your organization.

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We will work to accommodate your preferred dates and times, however, scheduling is dependent upon presenter availability.

 

Available Presentations and Workshops

Our facilitated presentations and workshops feature topics related to identity development, diversity, cultural competence and social justice. Presentations are available upon request to faculty, staff, residence halls, academic courses and student organizations. 

Programs may be tailored to meet the unique needs or interests of your requesting group or organization. To ensure the success of your program, please submit your request at least two weeks prior to the presentation date.

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs: Serving a Diverse Carolina (student led)

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs helps to build a community of support for diverse student populations, including minority and LGBTQ students, through providing programs, advocacy, and resources. Additionally, we offer opportunities for students to learn about issues of diversity and social justice in order to be an agent of change in their community. In this presentation, student, faculty, and staff can learn about our offices’ programs, services, and opportunities to engage in diversity and social justice programs on campus. 

Sticks and Stones:  Social Media, Microaggressions, and Freedom of Speech

We have all heard the phrase sticks and stones . . . but how does this translate to a world in which these stones are now virtual? Come explore issues related to living and engaging in an ever evolving multicultural world. This interactive workshop will discuss the issues of social media, college students and freedom of expression as it pertains to the lived experiences students today.

LGBTQ+ 101- Understanding Inclusive Communities (student led)

This presentation provides basic information about the LGBTQ+ community, including terminology, a discussion of homophobia, and tips on creating an inclusive community. The presentation lasts approximately one hour, but can be tailored to fit a longer or shorter time period. 

Shaping What’s Good (student led/professional staff led)

Fraternities and sororities have a strong sense of purpose that leads them to contribute to the civic and social good of their communities. With this purpose, Greek letter members have the opportunity to be leaders of the campus community shaping the culture and climate that actively promote respect, inclusivity, and social responsibility. This session will discuss how Greek letter members can be leaders within the campus community and harness their influence to be change agents on campus and within their community. Presentation note: This presentation can also be tailored to student organizations and student leaders on campus. 

The Power of Privilege

Privilege is hard to see for those of us who were born with access to power and resources. The “access” comes from an unearned advantage that is not available to everyone, but to those that belong to a specific identity group such as racial privilege, gender privilege, ethnic privilege, and cultural/language privileges. This presentation explores those multiple aspects of identity and how those identities grant or deny access to power and resources throughout their lives. We will also explore the different forms of oppression our society has constructed and how to combat them.   

Lifting As We Climb: Concepts to Understanding Diversity and Social Justice (student led)

Join us for a conversation about the basics of identity and diversity so we can understand how to progress to creating an inclusive environment for all. Finally, learn how to practice what you’ve learned by engaging in a conversation with your peers and facilitators about any questions you’ve ever wanted to know about issues of diversity and social justice.

Safe Zone Ally Training (mandatory three hours)

Safe Zone is a campus wide program designed to visibly identify students, staff, and faculty who support the LGBTQ population, understand some of the issues facing LGBTQ individuals, and are aware of the various LGBTQ resources. The Safe Zone workshop is a three hour training that provides a foundation of knowledge needed to be an effective ally to LGBTQ students. Campus wide trainings are offered multiple times every semester, but training sessions can be arranged for other groups if requested.

Trans Advocacy Workshop (mandatory two hours)

The Trans Advocacy Workshop is designed to further examine issues of sexual identity and gender expression. This workshop narrowly focuses on transgender identities, issues, and experiences. All interested participants in the Trans Advocacy Workshop are required to complete the LGBT Safe Zone Workshop before registering for the session. 

Difficult Conversations/Diversity and Intergroup Dialogue (student led/professional staff led)

Having difficult conversations with your peers is hard. Often you feel like you're running in circles, going over and over the same issues and not being heard. When the conversation turns to race, gender and sexual orientation, discussions become especially difficult. This presentation will give you the tools to have difficult conversations using the framework of intergroup dialogues.

The Equity Conversation: Using Inclusive Language (student led)

Inclusive language is the language that is free from words, phrases or assumptions that reflect prejudiced, stereotyped or biased views of people in specific identity groups. The purpose of this presentation is your current understanding of language and how we can practice using inclusive language.