Is our University diverse? Arguably, yes. Inclusive? Not necessarily. We want to:
- Double the funding that our Diversity and Inclusion Agency gets annually in order to provide more resources for the agency to reach more areas of campus and create events tailored to the importance of community inclusion.
- Require a Diversity Training for all Registered Student Organizations.
- This will require working with the Dean of Student Office, and both Isaiah and Sydney have informed them that this will be one of our priorities. It's important that all organizations understand the true perspectives that lie at this university, be introduced to the Bias Incident Policy that the university is about to unveil, and remind them of the importance of a diverse and inclusive student organization.
- Work with the Office of Admissions to send out recruitment packets to students who attend Title I schools that happen to be in the top 7% of their graduating classes. These packets would include a letter from President Fenves, easy-to-read application information, resources provided on campus for students of minority status, financial aid information, and a contact from a current student on campus that has had experiences that minority students are likely to have.
- Advocate for the expanded hours of Kinsolving Dining Hall to match that of Jester. This would decrease student reliance on other money not primarily allocated for food after receiving a meal-plan, as well as not force students to walk across campus late at night.
- UrNext Initiative
- UrNext Weekend: This weekend will be created in efforts to recruit students specifically from Title I schools. We plan to find one weekend in February where students are invited to the University and are given an exclusive preview of life on the Forty Acres. They will be introduced to entertaining professors, an admissions workshop, a financial aid workshop, as well as many fun and exciting traditions that will get them excited to attend the greatest university in the world.
- UrNext in Student Government: This program would allow any student to apply to be in one of our many agencies that advocate for several parts of student and academic life. What’s the key? Nobody gets denied acceptance into at least one of our many agencies. Student Government is too exclusive, and that stops now.
- We want to ensure that YOUR community has a place in Student Government and that your organizations receive any help that they need. We plan to open an application where your organization or Council can request a representative in Student Government. This way, you have a way of updating us and we have a way of updating you and using our resources to expand the message of your community or organization.