Programs for Faculty, Staff, and Community Members
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s programming is designed first and foremost to benefit and retain students. Tech faculty and staff make use of these programs as important co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities. In addition to programs for students, we also offer programming for faculty and staff, both in terms of professional development opportunities for faculty and staff as well as diversity-related presentations for their classes.
The Cultural Competency Training model is used to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills of Michigan Tech students, staff, and faculty about issues including communication, discrimination, and conflict management.
CDI offers five different diversity presentations to the campus community. Faculty, staff, and community members are invited to request one of our presentations—ranging in topic from cultural stereotypes to gender and sexuality.
The Michigan Tech Safe Place program is made up of a network of faculty, staff, student, and community member allies who serve as resources for individuals with questions or concerns related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) identities. Safe Place allies display the program logo, which lets students know that allies are committed to fostering a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff.
Guest lecturers through the Social Justice Lecture Series present topics that encourage critical thinking, provoke healthy debate, and challenge assumptions.