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Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The primary mission of the Office Diversity and Inclusion is to educate our campus community on issues relating to social identity development— in terms of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, socioeconomic status and ability — and how those factors can impact one’s college experience. Through compassionate education, our office is invested in partnering with various offices, departments and student groups to provide programs, training and workshops to further inclusive excellence on our campus. 

Housed in the Cross-Cultural Center, or the Tri-C, our office is a safe space open to all university students, faculty and staff. We are home to the:

  • Multicultural Student Council (MSC) — comprising of 9 student organizations and a student-led executive board

  • WISE Program — facilitating academic fortitude, social awareness, and financial growth through mentoring underrepresented student populations

  • Gender and Sexuality Resources — educating and developing awareness for LGBTQ+ identities through Safe Zone training and the Gender and Sexuality Diversity Conference hosted with the Department of Counselor Education at Stetson University

Letter From the Director

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Greetings from the Director,

As the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Stetson University. Whether you are a prospective or current student, family member, alum or colleague, the information contained within our site should be useful in providing you with a comprehensive overview of our programs and resources. The initiatives that are sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center are geared towards educating our campus community on issues relating to social identity development—in terms of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, socioeconomic status and ability—and how those factors can impact one’s college experience.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion serves as a catalyst to weave diversity and inclusion efforts into the experiences at Stetson University and ensuring our students possess the necessary skills to be successful in a global society. All Hatters are invited and encouraged to embrace the many diverse opportunities offered through fellowship, leadership and education that make us a strong and forward-thinking community.

For more information, stop by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Cross-Cultural Center. We invite you to visit to make new friends, host a meeting/study group or just hang out. I can be reached by phone at 386-822-7402 or via e-mail address at jharrisduff@stetson.edu.

 

 

For more information, contact Joanne Harris-Duff at jharrisduff@stetson.edu or visit us on Facebook.