Header - Professional Development, Equity Conference

The Office of Diversity Programs offers educational opportunities for faculty, staff and students in areas of:

  • Preventing, Investigating and Reporting Sexual Harassment
  • Best Practices in Recruiting and Hiring faculty, Academic Staff and Support Staff
  • Embracing Diversity in Excellence
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Biases, Stereotyping and Micro-inequities
  • OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts
  • Diversity Dialogue Circles
  • Understanding Cultural Differences
  • Team Building
  • Generations in the Workplace
  • Title IX Sexual Harassment Training
  • Inclusion Adovcates:

Inclusions Advocates contribute to the equality of search and screening processes which lead to effective hiring decisions. The roles and responsibility of Inclusion Advocates are a formalized part of the hiring process and help committee members and hiring leaders fully embrace the value-added from Inclusion Advocates' participation in search and screening activities. Effective human resources strategies, in combination with primary current  legal considerations, are the foundation for the development and training of inclusion advocates.

Other Educational opportunities related to Diversity and inclusion are offered on campus through  International Affairs, Multicultural Services, Student Affairs.


For more information on these educational opportunities, please contact:

Dr. Mamie T. Thorns
Special Assistant to the President for Diversity Programs
(989) 964.4068
mtthorns@svsu.edu