Equity and Inclusion

Equity and Inclusion Definition

Support and advocate for a culturally and neurologically diverse workplace to utilize different perspectives in making inclusive and equity-minded decisions.

  • Solicit and use feedback from multiple cultural perspectives to make inclusive and equity-minded decisions.
  • Actively contribute to inclusive and equitable practices that influence individual and systemic change.
  • Advocate for inclusion, equitable practices, justice, and empowerment for historically marginalized communities.
  • Seek global cross-cultural interactions and experiences that enhance one’s understanding of people from different demographic groups and that leads to personal growth.
  • Keep an open mind to diverse ideas and new ways of thinking.
  • Identify resources and eliminate barriers resulting from individual and systemic racism, inequities, and biases.
  • Demonstrate flexibility by adapting to diverse environments.
  • Address systems of privilege that limit opportunities for members of historically marginalized communities.

    Source: NACE Career Readiness Competencies
  • How quick am I to judge someone else’s habits, mannerisms, or social skills?
  • When have I advocated for inclusive and equitable practices at school or work?
  • When have I spoken up on the behalf of someone else?
  • When have I met someone who thought differently than I did? What did I learn?
  • Have I ever felt disadvantaged or discriminated against because of my background or identity? What steps have I taken to address this?
  • Attend a Kickstart/MEP student organization meeting.
  • Get involved in organization that allows you to expand your knowledge on different cultures and identities.
  • Study abroad.
  • Attend a cultural event or festival.
  • Attend a campus speaker.
  • Take a DI&A training course.
  • Take a foreign language course.
  • Take a Service Learning course.
  • Volunteer with a community service project.