Identity & Intersectionality Education

The purpose of Identity and Intersectionality Education is to provide a unique setting for the encouragement of broad social, cultural, recreational, and educational programming for the University and its surroundings. These cultural-based programs serve as a medium for the interaction and the exploration of vital issues concerning the campus community and society as a whole. Each program will aim to do the following:

  • Provide an understanding of the multiple perspectives of others while valuing one’s own heritages, experiences, and values.
  • Encourage an appreciation for the interactive relationship of race, sexual orientation, class, and gender in society.
  • Articulate views and experiences around race, sexual orientation, class, and gender by integrating personal experiences and academic perspectives.
  • Appreciate the role that arts and cultural events can play in developing an enlightened and culturally empowered perspective.
  • Influence social change on campus and in society with creativity, integrity, and compassion.