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Student Affairs Committee on Inclusion

Understanding of Diversity

Explanation: Acknowledge the connection of diversity to the campus and your community. Recognize your own impact, a connecting who you are to what you do on a daily basis. Enhance your understanding through seeking educational opportunities.

Areas of Assessment include:


Recognize the impact of privilege, inequality and oppression in daily contexts


Contribute to developing a well qualified student body


Promote cultural awareness (knowledge of different cultures)


Can relate diversity to the mission of my department


Describe issues and concerns which arise when values, beliefs and practices differ from those of a dominant group


Recognize factors impacting successful communication


Appreciate the importance of multicultural identities

To more accurately assess your understanding of diversity, feel free to use the digital or printable worksheet below!

Understanding Diversity Competency Worksheet

Digital Competency Worksheet

Printable Competency Worksheet


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