COVID-19 Announcement

Changes to the ISLSI offering in response to COVID-19

As of Monday, March 16, 2020, ISLSI will have moved many of our programs to the virtual setting. We carefully conducted a program audit to determine which programs needed to be postponed, cancelled, or offered virtually.

If you have registered for an ISLSI program you will receive an update via email containing details about that program moving forward.

Students enrolled in the PSLI program received a revised schedule of virtual programs by Saturday, March 14,2020. Please note that some changes were made to the PSLI offering based on the type of event, if the session is required or optional, facilitator availability, etc.

As flexibility and humility are cornerstones of leadership, we ask for your patience and understanding as we continue to respond to the guidance of the University.

At this time all ISLSI staff are teleworking in adherence with UMB policy. We will update our website as additional guidance is provided by University leadership. Please direct any questions or concerns regarding the ISLSI or PSLI operations to Courtney J. Jones Carney who will funnel your message to the correct ISLSI contact person. 

Report a Bias-Related Incident

Any member of the University community can make a report about a possible bias-related incident.

The term ‘bias-related’ refers to language and/or behaviors that demonstrate bias against persons because of, but not limited to, actual or perceived: ability, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, race, religion, and/ or sexual orientation.

Examples may include defacement of posters or signs, comments or messages, jokes or humor, vandalism to personal or University property, or similar acts, if there is evidence that the target of the incident was chosen because of a characteristic such as those listed above.

Click here to report a bias-related incident or call 866-594-5220.

Don't Cancel Class Initiative

The Don’t Cancel Class initiative is an opportunity for UMB instructors to have a diversity, equity, and inclusion lecture tailored for their students

Oftentimes it is difficult to find additional time to engage students in field-specific diversity, equity, and inclusion education, so we have created a catalogue of lectures with corresponding activities that can be requested with at least 48 hours notice. Requests will be accepted on a rolling basis, so if you know of conferences or other commitments far in advance, we invite you to submit your form early. We ask that you select at least three options from the list in the application below and a member of our team will respond within one business day 

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