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
Respect the rock will resume in the fall
OFFICE FOR STUDENTS WITH DIABILITIES
OFFICE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: Services through the Office for Students with Disabilities are available to any enrolled Slippery Rock University student having a documented disability. Appropriate accommodations are individually based upon identified need. For more information, stop in at 122 Bailey Library, call 724.738.4877, or connect to http://www.sru.edu/academics/enrollment/StudentDisabilities/Pages/ServicesforStudentswithDisabilities.aspx
WOMEN’S CENTER: The Women's Center of Slippery Rock University offers information, programming and advocacy for and about women. Our staff is dedicated to addressing social justice issues, including gender inequality and interpersonal violence. The center welcomes all students, staff and faculty to visit and participate in services and programs. For more information, stop in at 007E Strain Behavioral Science Building, call 724.738.2992, or connect to: http://www.sru.edu/studentlife/womenscenter/Pages/TheWomen%27sCenter.aspx
BRIDGE PROJECT: The Bridge Project is committed to the education of our community on issues of campus violence. We specifically address sexual assault/rape, dating violence and stalking. In addition to educational outreach advocacy services are also provided to survivors of violence. Services are free and confidential. For more information, stop in at 007E Strain Behavioral Science Building, call 724.738.2121, or connect to http://www.sru.edu/studentlife/womenscenter/bridgeproject/Pages/TheBridgeProject.aspx
DISABILITIES COMMISSION: The President’s Commission on Disabilities Issues seeks to create a campus environment and climate free of barriers and discrimination and to empower people with disabilities to be full participants in all facets of university life. The commission works toward an understanding and approval of disabilities within and among our administration, faculty, staff and students. Meetings are monthly. Karla Fonner, assistant director of the Women’s Center, is co-chair.
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER ISSUES COMMISSION: Patrick Beswick, associate director of residence life, is co-chair. Meetings are monthly during the semester.
RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY COMMISION: The President's Commission for Racial and Ethnic Diversity seeks to increase the number of people of color who choose to work/study at Slippery Rock University. The commission encourages their participation in all facets of university life by striving to nurture a campus climate that is free of discrimination, intolerance and bigotry. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month. Lorraine Stubbs, assistant director of the Center for Student Involvement, is co-chair.
WOMEN’S COMMISSION: The President's Commission on the Status of Women leads as well as supports all efforts to develop a University community that provides a high quality academic experience in an environment that is not only open, caring, nurturing and personal, but also fair and respectful to women. Meetings are the fourth Wednesday of the month. Jennifer Sanftner, associate professor of psychology, and Traci Zillifro, assistant professor of physical education, are co-chairs.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB: The American Sign Language Club teaches sign language to promote deaf culture and to improve communication skills. Members also participate in fun and educational activities. Membership is open to everyone. Abbey Sawl, AMS6979@sru.edu, is the president, and Colleen Cooke, associate professor of parks and recreation, is the adviser.
BLACK ACTION SOCIETY (BAS): BAS goals are to foster a sense of identity for minority students in a majority academic environment, and to provide an opportunity and atmosphere that will evoke academic achievement, leadership development, vast cultural experience, and a common setting where students may freely exchange ideas and discuss pertinent social issues. The BAS will continue to strive to encourage and implore our members to foster better racial relations and cultural harmony within the University. Mariah Banks, firstname.lastname@example.org, is president, and Corrine Gibson, director of Multicultural Development, is the adviser.
BUILDING BRIDGES: Building Bridges promotes diversity and cultural awareness in all aspects of life to SRU students, faculty and staff through active engagements and discussions on social issues and ideas. Everyone is welcome to attend the open meetings every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Mycheal Lee, Mcl5497@sru.edu, is president, and Corrine Gibson, director of Multicultural Development, is the adviser.
FEMINIST MAJORITY LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE: The FMLA is an organization open to all SRU students to establish a broad constituency to work in pursuit of feminist ideals; social, political and economic equality for women and men; to study and take action on national, campus and local feminist issues and concerns; to provide leadership and career building opportunities for feminist students; to educate the University community about feminist issues, and to enhance the feminist community on campus. Kaitlyn Veiock, email@example.com, is president, and Jodiann Solito, director of the Women’s Center, is the adviser.
INTERNATIONS CLUB: The purpose of this club is to develop and maintain cordial relationships between international, non-international students and the Slippery Rock University community. This organization also executes programs that entertain, enlighten and educate the American community about foreign cultures. The club meets Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m. in Room 203, University Union. Membership fees are $5 per semester. Nayan Joyappa, firstname.lastname@example.org, is president and Genevieve Bordogna, international student adviser in the Office of International Services, is the adviser.