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.