The Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity offers graduate students, postdocs, and faculty many opportunities to strengthen skills in the areas of inclusion, diversity awareness, and cross-cultural competency. Here is their interactive chart of professional development opportunities – both online and in person training. Topics available to students include:
- Citizenship@Mizzou: A Taste of Things to Come
- Civility, You and Mizzou
- Diversity, Difference and Conflict*
- Diversity Peer Educators Programs
- LGBTQ Outreach Panel
- Sexual Violence Prevention Training*
- Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Educational Programs
- Safe Space Training
*Denotes online training
Within the Office of Institutional Equity, which is responsible for enforcing the University’s non-discrimination policies; educates the community about our policies and practices; connects people to resources that can support them if they experience discrimination or retaliation and listens to the concerns of the campus community. They also offer educational resources.
The Disability Center works to ensure that all students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to a quality education. This requires the commitment of the entire University. Providing access, whether through specific accommodations or through implementation of universal design for learning, is a partnership among faculty, staff and students. Training materials are available for faculty, instructors, and TAs.
MU’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Resource Center aims to meet the needs of Mizzou’s campus. They offer a number of awareness and training programs, a library and extensive LGBTQ resources for health, mental health and safety.
Green Dot Training—The Green Dot program is a bystander approach for the prevention of power-based personal violence that relies on the power of cultural and peer influence. To request training, fill out this online form or contact the RSVP Center at 573-882-6638 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diversity Peer Educators—Diversity Peer Educators offer cultural sensitivity education and training to cultivate a greater sense of respect and understanding of culture. This program challenges students to look at cultural assumptions, stereotyping, and the different “isms” everyone faces, with a critical eye. To request training, contact the Multicultural Center at 573-882-7152.
Safe Space Training—Participants in the training learn about the challenges of homophobia, campus resources, and how to be supportive to members of the LGBTQ community. At the conclusion of the training, participants have the option to display a Safe Space symbol as a signal to LGBTQ individuals that they maintain a safe and affirming environment.