A weekly summary of diversity and inclusion activities at Slippery Rock UniversityTHIS WEEK:
GENERAL MEETING: Sept.14 in Spotts 318, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sign language, the deaf community and deaf culture will be the focus of the meeting. For more information contact the meeting hosts, American Sign Language Club.
ALCOHOLIC AWARNESS PROGRAM: Sept. 15 in the Student Union Room 205, 5:30-6:30 p.m. This program will help educate students about alcohol and how to make smart decisions. Freshmen are especially urged to attend as college life is a brand new experience for them. Presented by: the Black Action Society. For more information contact Martin Akers, firstname.lastname@example.org.NEWS AND NOTES:
COUNSELING CENTER: The mission of the Student Counseling Center at Slippery Rock University supports and promotes the psychological, academic and holistic health of Slippery Rock students. All services are free and confidential. The office welcomes visits at Rhoads hall, calls to 724.738.2034, or connects to: http://www.sru.edu/studentlife/counseling/Pages/Welcome.aspx.
MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS GROUP: There is an Active Minds chapter at SRU, focused on destigmatizing and heightening the awareness of mental illness http://www.sru.edu/studentlife/counseling/Pages/activeminds.aspx. For more information, call Melissa Nard, assistant professor counseling center, at 724.738.2034.
DIVERSITY and INCLUSION
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION TEAM: Student, staff, faculty and administrative leaders across campus are serving on the Diversity and Inclusion Team. It is are charged with serving as active leaders of the change journey and collaborating with other diversity units, allowing for maximum institutional gains, and establishing daily operational activities that center on evolving the institutional culture and capabilities. For further information, contact Jessamine Montero, senior officer for diversity and inclusion, at email@example.com.
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES: The Office of International Services is committed to assisting with the internationalization of the university by serving as a resource center; providing services to international students, faculty and scholars; assisting students and faculty going overseas; and integrating international students and scholars into campus and local community life. It welcomes visits at 114 Carruth Rizza Hall, calls to 724.738.2057, or connects to: http://www.sru.edu/academics/internationalservices/Pages/InternationalServices.aspx.
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER RESOURCE CENTER
THE LGBT RESOURCE CENTER: The LGBT Resource Center is located in the basement of the University Union, by the video games center. Hours for spring are: Monday, 1-8 p.m.; Tuesday, 12:15-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 11a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 12:15-5:30 p.m.; Friday, 11a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday, closed; Sunday, 1-4 p.m. For further information, contact the Office of Multicultural Development, at 724.738.2700.
MIDDLE EAST STUDIES CENTER AT SRU
MESRU: The Middle East Studies at Slippery Rock University mission is to provide students with knowledge and information about the Middle East region's economic, social, historic, artistic, cultural and political developments and to promote teaching, learning and awareness of its diverse range of languages, cultures, and people. For more information contact Eric Tuten, assistant professor of history, at 724.738.4913 or visit: http://academics.sru.edu/cbiss/MESRU/mission.htm.
OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT: The vision of the Office of Multicultural Development is to be the impetus for successful experiences for historically underrepresented students, as well as for all constituents of the larger campus community. It welcomes all students, staff and faculty to visit and participate in services and programs. For more information, visit 102 University Union, call 724.738.2700, or connect to http://www.sru.edu/studentlife/multicultural/Pages/MulticulturalDiversityLinks.aspx.