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Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Oakland Center, Suite 150
312 Meadow Brook Rd
Rochester , MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3496

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesdays with extended hours 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Oakland Center, Suite 150
312 Meadow Brook Rd
Rochester , MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3496

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesdays with extended hours 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Diversity Challenge

The Diversity Challenge invites the OU campus to a common campus experience centering on diverse perspectives and issues. 


Over 10 weeks in the Winter 2022 semester, the OU campus will engage in a “weekly challenge,” consisting of learning experiences and reflective discussions relating to diversity, equity and inclusion. Whether this is your first diversity challenge, or you were one of more than the 200 people who joined us last year, all are invited to join us for continual learning, growing, and advocacy. 

Enroll in the Diversity Challenge eSpace to complete challenges, talk with others about these learning experiences, and reflect on how learning can translate to action. While some experiences take place on campus, all challenges will have online and asynchronous options. OU staff and faculty will lead challenges on topics include listening and stories, international and linguistic diversity, allyship, gender identity, ableism, race, and more. Some challenges included OU live events and informal conversations.

Upon participating in at least 8-10 challenges, participants will receive a digital badge and certificate marking their commitment to ongoing learning about diversity and inclusion.

Transcript

>> Hello and welcome to the second annual Oakland University Diversity Challenge. I'm Glenn McIntosh , Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer. As we head into the new year and make our annual resolutions, I ask that we also make a collective commitment. A commitment to be better to one another, to stand with each other, to collectively engage, to open ourselves up to different views and to reflect on our own approach to problem-solving. To open the door to this kind of commitment,

I am proud to announce the second annual Diversity Challenge. Similar to last year the challenge will once again the offered by the Office of DEI and CETL and will consist of a series of learning experiences and reflective discussions related to our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that allows for our continued growth and development. The challenge will be a held throughout the winter semester in a hybrid style meaning there will be both synchronous and asynchronous options for

participation and all challenges will have online components. Each week there will be a theme with multiple ways to engage in presentations, videos, and other media. This year we've invited our OU community members to lead each session allowing us to showcase the amazing work, passion, and expertise of our faculty and staff who will lead challenges on topics including international and linguistic diversity,

allyship, gender equity and identity, ableism, race and more. As we strive to open our minds and our hearts to each other, I encourage you to not only participate in the Diversity Challenge but to openly engage. That will allow all of us to learn from each other. Join me in taking the diversity challenge today. [MUSIC]