Actions Taken to Expand Inclusion | St. Lawrence University Diversity and Inclusion

Actions Taken to Expand Inclusion

Below is a sample of actions taken by St. Lawrence to expand inclusion efforts within the Laurentian community. 
Updated: July 15, 2020

  • Bias Incident Reporting process
  • Climate Survey, followed by Focus Groups
  • D&I orientation modules for new students, faculty, and staff
  • Creating Inclusive Spaces workshops for FYP faculty
  • Designated space in the Student Center for D&I
  • Gospel Service
  • ”Got Spirit” Gospel workshop
  • Ally group for LGBTQIA
  • Diversity & Inclusion Week
  • Exhibits: Diversity Milestones (2), 2nd Floor of SC, & Faces of St. Lawrence art exhibit
  • Associated Colleges: Conversations with the Colleges
  • New mental health counselor position, expertise in race/ethnicity, international, & LGBTQIA+
  • New International Student Services advisor
  • Various workshops and trainings for CAs, OLs, student leaders
  • Intersectional Board of United Voices (IBUV)
  • Benefactor-funded; Fostering Civil Discourse in Political Conversations
  • Global Gateways Program
  • Common Ground Connections
  • Various workshops, invited lectures, films, celebrations; e.g., D&I Book Club, D&I Roundtables, MSNBC’s Everyday Racism in America, Microaggressions, Implicit Bias, various guest speakers, Diwali, Holi, MLK Celebration, National Day of Racial Healing, Celebration of Jeffrey Campbell, Building Inclusive Community Picnic
  • Work of many multicultural organizations to support students from underrepresented groups
  • D&I positions on executive boards of several student organizations, including Thelmo
  • Thelmo resolution not to fund culturally-appropriate events
  • Thelmo resolution requiring organizations to collaborate across difference
  • Mid-Career faculty grant for building inclusive scholarship
  • Departmental conversations with faculty (small groups)
  • Raising Cultural Awareness 101 for faculty/staff (and student course)
  • Diversity Advocates for Faculty Searches
  • Member, Consortium for Faculty Diversity
  • Newly-forming faculty group for anti-racism
  • Navigating a tense classroom environment workshops
  • Brown-bag lunch conversations for faculty/staff from underrepresented identity groups
  • Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable discussions
  • IDEAL: Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity Among Laurentians
  • 3 Laurentian affinity groups:
    • Laurentians of Color
    • LGBTQIA+ Laurentians
    • International Laurentians
  • HEOP and IDEAL Reunion
  • Pride parade, NYC
  • LGBTQIA Alumni Panel
  • Diversity & Inclusion subcommittee of Alumni Executive Council
  • Planned: Webinar series on D&I topics