Diversity Programs and Resources
In the College of Arts and Sciences, committed faculty from across the globe teach courses that prepare students for work and civic engagement in a diverse, global society. Our academic programs ask students to examine existing ideas of humanity and to develop strategies and skills that will help them face further challenges in working towards social justice.
Through service-learning, study abroad, and learning communities, students integrate theories and knowledge from the classroom about difference and diversity in real-world settings. We bring the diversity of the world to our students and prepare them to become responsible global citizens.
DIVERSITY COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Margaret Yacobucci (Chair), Geology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Tompsett (Secretary), Psychology, email@example.com
Thomas Castillo, Theatre & Film, firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Layden, Physics & Astronomy, email@example.com
Sherona Garrett-Ruffin, Psychology & Chapman Learning Community, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Mitchell, Ethnic Studies, email@example.com
Kefa Otiso, Geography & Global Village, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynn Pearson, Romance & Classical Studies, email@example.com
Jeremy Wallach, Popular Culture, firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Williams, Theatre and Film, email@example.com
Jorge Chavez, Sociology, firstname.lastname@example.org [FIL Fall 2014]
Angela Nelson, Popular Culture, email@example.com
Dale Klopfer (ex-officio), Arts & Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org
The College of Arts and Sciences Diversity AwardThe College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Award recognizes faculty leadership of student-led projects and initiatives related to diversity. Any full-time A&S faculty member is eligible for the A&S Diversity Award. Faculty members may nominate themselves, or they may be nominated by any member of the A&S community. Nominations are due by Friday, March 20, 2015. The award will be presented in April at the Arts & Sciences’ Diversity Network Reception and announced in August at the Arts & Sciences’ Opening Day ceremony by the College Dean.
Educational influence on BGSU students is the main criterion that the A&S Diversity Committee will consider in determining the recipient of the A&S Diversity Award. The selected faculty member will have led a student project or initiative that increased awareness of at least one diversity related issue. Projects to be considered for recognition may be undertaken within the BGSU campus community or extend to off campus locations in order to foster change in local, state, national, and international communities.
Applications may be submitted in either paper form or electronically to Peg Yacobucci (email@example.com), the chair of the 2014-2015 Diversity Committee.
Applications should include the following:
• A nominating letter explaining the specific ways in which the candidate promoted diversity.
• At least one letter of support from a student or community member who was influenced by the nominee’s project or initiative.
• An outline of the diversity project or initiative that the committee is to consider. This should be limited to between 300 and 500 words.
If possible, all nomination materials should be combined into a single PDF or Word document and will need to be submitted to Dr. Yacobucci by March 20th. Late nominations will not be considered.
For more information about the A&S Diversity Committee, please visit the Diversity Programs and Resources page within the College of Arts & Sciences website: http://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/diversity.html
HELPFUL RESOURCES ON CAMPUS
Adult Learner Services
English as a Second Language
Multicultural & Academic Initiatives
Office of the Dean of Students
Office of Equity and Diversity
The Department of Psychology’s Diversity Committee
Diversity: CONNEXUS Newsletter
Diversity Employment and Recruitment Sources Guide
Ethnic Cultural Arts Program (ECAP)
Equal Opportunity and Anti-Harassment Policy
Human Relations Commission
Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership (IDEAL)
Latino Student Union
Office of Equity and Diversity
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Ohio Civil Rights Commission
Procedures for filing allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment
Racial and Ethnic Harassment Policy
Student Affairs - Diversity Dialogue Series Program
Asian American Diversity issues
Diversity Research: The Professional's Resource for Support with Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
DiversityRx: Improved Healthcare
MIT’s Faculty Work/Life Resource page
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission