A weekly summary of diversity and inclusion activities at Slippery Rock University
Diversity and Inclusion: http://www.sru.edu/president/Pages/DiversityandInclusion.aspx
Social Equity Office: http://rockpride.sru.edu
University calendar: http://calendar.sru.edu
Day without Shoes: A campus event to raise awareness about people in developing countries around the world who go without shoes every day. April 10 all day.
Sexual Violence in the LGBT Community: Patrick Beswick, associate director of residence halls, will discuss common barriers the LGBT community face when experiencing sexual violence and how to help if this happens. April 10 from 12:30-1, 205 University Union.
Sexual Violence and Race and Fostering a Culture of Respect: NAACP Chapter members will provide a demonstration of sexual violence and its implications on race. Jessamine Montero, senior officer for diversity and inclusion, will discuss the importance of creating a culture of respect to end violence on campus, April 12 from 12:30-2 p.m., Pavilion in the Quad.
ON THE HORIZON:
Responding to Sexual Violence: Karla Fonner, Women’s Center program coordinator, will provide helpful tips and resources to aid in responding to people having experienced sexual violence, April 17 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. in 205 University Union.
Men Ending Sexual Violence: Courtney Rifer from VOICe will discuss the importance of men getting involved in anti-sexual assault work, April 19 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in 205 University Union.
First Impressions: a service project organized through Leadership Butler County will be collecting clothes and shoes from now until May 25, 2012. Drop boxes are placed beside the offices of Brad Kovaleski, B105 University Union and Jodi Solito, 007 Strain
COUNSELING CENTER: The mission of the Student Counseling Center at Slippery Rock University is to support and promote the psychological, academic and holistic health of Slippery Rock students. All services are free and confidential. Students are welcome to visit at Rhoads Hall, call 724.738.2034, or connect to http://www.sru.edu/studentlife/counseling/Pages/Welcome.aspx
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. The staff welcomes visits at 114 Carruth Rizza Hall, calls to 724.738.2057, or connections to http://www.sru.edu/academics/internationalservices/Pages/InternationalServices.aspx
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, & TRANSGENDER RESOURCE CENTER
THE LGBTQ RESOURCE CENTER: The LGBTQ Resource Center is located in the University Union. Hours for this semester are: Monday-Thursday, 2-7 p.m. and Friday 12-2 p.m. For further information, contact the center at 724.738.4378 or Jodi Solito, director of the Women’s Center, at 724.738.2670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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. The staff welcomes all students, staff and faculty to visit in 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