Eastern Michigan University

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

DIVERSITY TRAINING

Throughout the year, we facilitate various workshops that make students aware of their multiple social identities and how they impact their lives inside and outside of the classroom.  In these sessions, students receive hands-on, practical skills for challenging their biases, confronting inappropriate behavior, communicating with people from different backgrounds and working to increase unity and inclusion on campus.  If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in one of our training workshops, contact Mary Larkin, Program Coordinator for the LGBT Resource Center at mlarkin@emich.edu.

 

THE BROTHERHOOD INITIATIVE

The BrotherHOOD (Helping Others Obtain Degrees) is a university-wide initiative designed to engage, empower, retain and graduate more males of color at Eastern Michigan University.  Through collaborative partnerships with offices throughout the university, we employ a success-driven approach to help males of color develop as students and as men instead of addressing deficits and challenges they need to overcome.

Learning Outcomes:  Through participation in the BrotherHOOD Initiative, students will be able to:

  • Establish healthy, mutually beneficial relationships, manage interpersonal conflicts effectively and demonstrate appropriately assertive behavior.
  • Seek help for academic, financial and other personal challenges and offer assistance to others as needed.
  • Articulate and make plans to achieve individual short- and long-term goals and objectives.
  • Effectively and coherently communicate through writing and speaking.
  • Exhibit self-reliant behaviors necessary to effectively manage their time and personal affairs.

Upcoming Events

BrotherHOOD "Barber Shop" - Come get a free haircut, grab a bite to eat and enjoy meaningful dialogue with other male students, faculty, staff and alumni. 

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge

For more information about The BrotherHOOD Initiative, contact Reggie Barnes, Director of Diversity and Community Involvement at (734) 487-6790 or rbarne13@emich.edu.

 

THE SISTERHOOD INITIATIVE 

SisterHOOD provides a safe space for WOC to promote the following six building BLOCKS: Beauty, Leadership, Outreach, Creativity, Knowledge and Sisterhood (BLOCKS). Through monthly dialogues and programming we build a community that focuses on developing one’s identity as a WOC, celebrating our cultural influences that shape our lives and to share/receive encouragement and positive reinforcement from other students and professionals who look like us.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Identify and define beauty, both inner and outer, for themselves through the process of self-love and reflection by engaging in discussions around self-identity.
  • Create opportunities that will enhance their leadership potential.
  • Express the importance of helping their fellow sisters and surrounding communities by embracing intersectionality and celebrating diversity.
  • Demonstrate scholarship by partake in academic, personal and professional development opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.
  •  Share, connect and grow in solidarity though celebration, affirmation, and conversation.

Upcoming Events

SisterHOOD Dialogues- 

  • Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6-9pm, Women's Leadership Symposium, Location TBA
  • Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6-9pm, Location TBA 

For more information about The SisterHOOD Initiative, contact Reggie Barnes, Director of Diversity and Community Involvement at (734) 487-6790 or rbarne13@emich.edu.

All Diversity & Community Involvement centers and administrative offices are are located on the 3rd floor of the Student Center