Diversity @ Hodges

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

Join the Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competency on Thursday, February 11, 2016 (Fort Myers Campus) or March 11, 2016 (Naples Campus) for a free seminar titled How to Better Serve Underrepresented Populations. Bring your lunch, beverages and dessert will be provided. Register online at https://www.hodges.edu/about/di-seminar.aspx. Review the event flyer or contact Gail Williams at gwilliams@hodges.edu for more information.

Celebrate Black History Month

Join the Lee County Black History Society at Roberto Clemente Park on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. for the dedication of the sculpture, What Dreams We Have and How They Fly. A free showing of The Wiz will follow the dedication. View the event flyer, call (239) 332-8778, or email blackhistory@leecountyblackhistorysociety.org for more information.

Incognito

Join us Saturday, March 19, 2016, on our Naples campus as Michael Fosberg performs his one-man autobiographical play Incognito, an American odyssey of race and self-discovery. Tickets are $25 each or $45 for two, purchase online at https://www.hodges.edu/about/incognito-registration.aspx. Hodges employees and students may purchase tickets here https://www.hodges.edu/about/incognito-registration-discount.aspx at a discounted rate of $15, employee or student ID number is required.

Review the event flyer, visit www.incognitotheplay.com, or contact Gail Williams at gwilliams@hodges.edu for more information.

Smooth Jazz on Campus

Join us April 22, 2016 for an outdoor concert to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. Smooth Jazz on Campus featuring the band "Jus Us" will be held at our Naples Campus Pavilion from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 each or $45 for two, purchase online at https://www.hodges.edu/about/jam-registration.aspx. Hodges employees and students may purchase tickets here https://www.hodges.edu/about/jam-registration-discount.aspx at a discounted rate of $15, employee or student ID number is required.

Review the event flyer or contact Gail Williams at gwilliams@hodges.edu for more information.

Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Coming in the summer of 2016, Hodges University will host its First Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference. The theme is “Cultural Competency in the Workplace”.

Diversity and Inclusion Festival

October is National Diversity Month! Celebrate at Hodges University's 9th Annual Diversity Festival in October 2016. Join us for a day of family fun and entertainment as we share in learning about our diversity and inclusion. Enjoy entertainment and cuisines and learn more about our diverse Southwest Florida Community.

The Diversity Initiative

The Diversity Initiative (DI) is a comprehensive, campus-wide endeavor devoted to enhancing and promoting diversity at Hodges University via the development and implementation of school-wide programs related to diversity. Programs include: Student Relations, Faculty Relations, Staff Relations and Community Relations.
  • Training - Workshops are conducted for students, faculty, staff and community via student and community organizations, both on and off the campus.
  • Student Relations - The major focus is a diversity audit, an assessment of students' perceptions of diversity at Hodges University. The Diversity Committee was developed in response to the expressed needs of students at Hodges University.
  • Faculty - The major focus is to assist the Human Relations programs in conceptualizing cutting-edge diversity-related programs for all faculty from every academic discipline.
  • Staff - The major focus is to assist the Human Relations programs in conceptualizing cutting-edge diversity-related programs for all Hodges University staff.
  • Community - The major focus is to build bridges to the larger community and to work with groups to bring a wider and more highlighted focus to the experiences of diversity.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Mission statement

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will initiate, support and direct training, education and activities that increase diversity and promote cultural competency among our students, faculty staff and administration. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will build bridges to the larger community by serving as the catalyst for social change and transformation as it relates to diversity and inclusion.

Click here to learn more about the Language of Inclusion.

View the video "I Have a Dream" read by 72 diversity and inclusion practitioners.

Click here to enjoy a video posted by James Wright (JamesWantsToKnowYou.com) titled I am Not a Label.

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